Waiting for Love

By: Murray, Venetia

Price: $30.00

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[good solid copy, some dust-soiling to top edge, mild shelfwear; jacket soiled, moderate wear at edges/corners, still quite attractive]. A fifteen-year- old girl falls in love with a man of thirty-one, in this "delightful romantic novel" (the author's first), in which the heroine, Kitty, is described as "a literary younger sister of Francoise Sagan's heroines." " Like most fifteen-year-olds, she is restless, enchanted with the idea of being seduced, envious of her older sister's privileges and beaux, dying to be eighteen and 'grown up.'" From the jacket synopsis, I gather the youngster stalks the older fellow all around London, "to discover as much as she can about him" -- and when they finally meet, he's also attracted to her. ("Her eagerness to live, her delight in exploring London with him, her charm and her freshness provide a welcome contrast to the sophisticated, rather petulant young woman with whom he is having an affair.") Soon they're meeting every Saturday to go skating, and the guy begins to buy her "silly, affecionate presents." OK, OK, I'm sure it's all very sweet, it was a different era, blah blah blah -- but on the face of it, it would seem that this little adventure is chock- full of questionable elements, certainly by today's standards.

Title: Waiting for Love

Author: Murray, Venetia

Illustrator: Illustrated by (dj design) Anne Cleveland

Categories: Fiction: Juvenile,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton & Co.: 1959

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj

Seller ID: 8036

Keywords: Romance London Adolescent Girls First Novel