The Wanted Man

A rather lightweight adventure story, featuring a large family who are more or less differentiated. There’s a hunt at the beginning, in which one of the family loses a pony she borrowed.

Publishing history
Methuen & Co Ltd, London, 1956, 146 pp, illus Mary Gernat

A rather lightweight adventure story, featuring a large family who are more or less differentiated. There’s a hunt at the beginning, in which one of the family loses a pony she borrowed. They don’t dash straight out to look for it, but hang about until the next day, which I found a little surprising! The whole story is based around a wanted poster which looks a lot like their neighbour’s butler. It’s all mixed up with one of those wartime villages which was evacuated for troop movements, and it’s told in a rather breathless style.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Peter Wait