In this 1946 novel, Chloe Marr is young, beautiful and so irresistible that countless men fall in love with her. Her story is told through the eyes of her numerous suitors and her women friends who are drawn to her because of her charm and warmth. But nobody really knows anything about her background, and in London society such mystique carries both allure and suspicion. Her life is a whirlwind of dinners, holidays, romantic trysts and parties told with Milne's signature humour and lightness of touch. A. A. Milne's ability to portray artistic London society is second to none but his novel has a more serious message which is emphasised by Chloe's untimely exodus from the people around her - nobody really knows the truth about anybody else.
Here you will find quiet charm, the civilized wit, and the indefinable lightness which are the distinguishing marks of a consummate master of English comedy. Here, in short, is a book which will delight A.A. Milne's admirers and will captivate those who are discovering him for the first time.
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