A Mixture of Frailties

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Penguin Books, 1980 - Fiction - 384 pages
4 Reviews
"A Mixture of Frailties is so much more than the story of Monica Gall's life in London and her education as a singer. It is an account of her education as a human being, and the result is an absorbing novel, comic in the true sense, vivid and frequently moving."--Page 4 of cover.

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User Review  - AJBraithwaite - LibraryThing

Enjoyed this book, though not as much as Leaven of Malice. I never felt entirely sympathetic towards Monica (what on earth did she see in Giles Revelstoke?) and would have liked to have spent more ... Read full review

A MIXTURE OF FRAILTIES

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The town of Salterton, Canada (some may remember its Little Theatre comedy- Tempest-Tost- Rinehart-1952) again is the scene of considerable dismay after the death of imperious Mrs. Bridgetower, whose ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
5
Section 3
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About the author (1980)

William Robertson Davies was born in Thamesville, Ontario in 1913. He taught English at the University of Toronto and was an actor, journalist, and newspaper editor before winning acclaim as a novelist with Tempest-Tost, the first of his Salterton trilogy. His most famous trilogy, The Deptford Trilogy--Fifth Business, The Manticore, and World of Wonders--develops the earlier Salterton novels. The locale is a fictitious Ontario city that prizes its English tradition, including the Anglican Church and the genealogy of the old families. Robertson's novels have been translated into approximately 20 languages. His masterful story-telling encompasses such issues as evil, love, fear, tradition, and magic as he brings his characters to life with wisdom and humor. Robertson Davies died in 1995.

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