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The Scotsman - S2 Weekend - Such a childish mistake

Review by Francis Spufford of Boys And Girls Forever by Alison Lurie

"For reasons I can't quite fathom, Alison Lurie has joined the ranks of those who treat the whole genre as a kind of model village, where even the biggest monuments are only knee-high. She ought to know better. In fact, she used to know better. She is a novelist with a nicely acidulous understanding of the human condition, as manifested in both tall and short people, and she wrote Don't Tell the Grown-Ups, a good book about the way children's stories create subversive pleasures for their readers..."

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