4 December 1986
Show More ‘Elizabeth’: The Author of ‘Elizabeth and her German Garden’ by Karen Usborne.
Bodley Head, 341 pp., £15, October 1986, 0 370 30887 5Show More
Alison Uttley: The Life of a Country Child by Denis Judd.
Joseph, 264 pp., £15.95, October 1986, 0 7181 2449 9Show More
Richmal Crompton: The Woman behind William by Mary Cadogan.
Allen and Unwin, 169 pp., £12.95, October 1986, 0 04 928054 6Show More
“... Mould’, a story for adults, but he appealed, it seems, from the first to a wide age-range. He connects, I think, with the whole great wheeze and jape element in Edwardian literature (W.W. Jacobs, Saki, Kipling). It is interesting that his descendant, Adrian Mole, is more respectable, not less, than the society he lives in. As a Terror, William has been thought to owe something, or a good deal, to ...”