I have just reread The Camomile Lawn, one of my favorite books. What a pleasure to read! And so naturally I am musing about the splendid career of Mary Wesley, who published her first novel, Jumping the Queue, when she was seventy-one. For many readers, that was the biggest part of the story. Actually, it is a pretty marvelous part. My goodness, we all thought, there’s hope for us yet.
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