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The following announcement appeared in the Salterton Evening Bellman: ''Professor and Mrs. Walter Vambrace are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Pearl Veronica, to Solomon Bridgetower Esq, son of...''
Although the malice that prompted this false engagement notice was aimed at three people only - Solly Bridgetower, Pearl Vambrace, and Gloster Ridley, the anxiety-ridden local newspaper editor - before the leaven of malice had ceased to work it had changed permanently, for good or ill, the lives of many citizens of Salterton.
This is the second novel in 'The Salterton Trilogy' (which also includes Tempest-Tostand A Mixture of Frailties.
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Winner of the 1954 Leacock AwardFrom the Inside Flap:
This novel by the redoubtable Robertson Davies begins with the following announcement from the Salterton Evening Bellman: "Professor and Mrs. Walter Vambrace are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Pearl Veronica, to Solomon Bridgetown, Esq." Although the malice that prompted the insertion of this false notice was aimed at only three people — a junior English instructor, the subdued daughter of a domineering professor and the anxiety ridden editor of the Evening Bellman — it permanently changes the lives of many citizens of Salterton.
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Book Description Blackstone Audio Inc, 2010. Compact Disc. Condition: Brand New. unabridged edition. 7.00x7.00x1.25 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # 1441726047