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Poor Caroline
Poor Caroline | Winifred Holtby
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Caroline Denton-Smyth is an eccentric, dressed in trailing feathers and jangling beads, peering out from behind her lorgnette. Sitting alone in her West Kensington bedsitter, she dreams of the Christian Cinema Company - her vehicle for reform. For Caroline sees herself as a pioneer, one who must risk everything for the 'Cause of the Right'. Her Board of Directors is a motley crew including Basil St Denis, upper crust but impecunious; Joseph Isenbaum, aspiring to Society and Eton for his son; Eleanor de la Roux, Caroline's independent cousin from South Africa; Hugh Macafee, a curt Scottish film technician; young Father Mortimer, scarred from the First World War; and Clifton Johnson, a seedy American scenario writer on the make. Winifred Holtby affectionately observes the foibles of human nature in this sparkiling satire, first published in 1931.
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quietjenn
Poor Caroline | Winifred Holtby
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Have been reading this a bit before bed lately.

batsy I loved South Riding so of course I have to stack this 🙂 2mo
quietjenn @batsy yes! South Rising was such a wonderful surprise to me. This isn't quite as immersive, but I'm still very much enjoying it. 2mo
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rabbitprincess
Poor Caroline | Winifred Holtby
Mehso-so

I haven't the heart to call this a bail, and anyway I did peek at the end to see how one plot thread was resolved. Not bad, but not really what I was looking for.