Doomsday: Heritage and modernity at war and in love

Ex-soldier Arnold Furze has spent five years trying to bring Doomsday, a hillside farm, back to productivity. Arnold falls for the pretty daughter of one of his milk customers in the cheap residential development below his farm. Doomsday by Warwick Deeping Alfred A Knopf, 1927, 367 pp. 1927Bestseller #3 My grade B+. Mary Viner is […]

After Noon: A marriage saved, novel ruined

For the first 200 pages, Susan Ertz’s After Noon is an enjoyable, plausible story. Then it becomes preposterous. After Noon by Susan Ertz A. L. Burt, 1926. 338 p. 1926 bestseller #9. My Grade: B-. Charles Lester’s life had walked out on him in Italy, leaving behind a note, a check for a hundred pounds, […]