Fathers in Novels

Fathers who try to give their children all the advantages are two-a-penny in fiction. What makes them interesting is that they don’t all use the same strategies. Nor do they all work from the same base of moral and emotional strength. In Howard Spring’s My Son, My Son, a twentieth-century father spoils his son to […]

Old Pybus Is Guilt-Free Romance

If Old Pybus had been written by someone other than Warwick Deeping, the story could have dissolved into sentimental claptrap.