Awfully Well Written

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Gretchen Breary and Me (about Nancy Breary)

In a passage from Fathers and Sons by Alexander Waugh (p.290), with regard to Evelyn Waugh's relationships with his children, particularly Teresa and Auberon:

When Vera [the children's nanny] gave Teresa [his daughter] a children's novel by Nancy Breary for Christmas he confiscated it. Vera was terrified, but the next day Evelyn came into the nursery with the novel in his hand, 'Vera is a genius! This book is awfully well written," he proclaimed and returned it to Teresa.

You will look in vain for entries about Nancy Breary in general reference titles such as The Cambridge Guide to Children's Books or The Oxford Companion, so the above link is of special interest.

There are currently two of Breary's books available on eBay - not via ACHUKA Auctions, but we are happy to advertise them nevertheless:

Fourth Form Detectives

Five Sisters At Sedgewick

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