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Author Eliot's Book Reviews

The Cocktail Party
The curtain rises on a smart London cocktail party at the home of Edward Chamberlayne. His wife, Lavinia,has arranged it but is absent. Edward later confides to "the unidentified guest" that Lavinia has left him. On learning that the marriage has lasted five years and there are no children, the guest at first tries to persuade Edward that the parting is a good thing, but in the face of Edward's determination to get her back, promises to bring her the nex...
The Confidential Clerk
Colby has just been named the confidential clerk of Sir Claude. Colby is the bastard son of Claude, and Claude wants him to accept him after many years of cold relations. However, Claude's wife, Lady Elizabeth, soon believes that Colby is the son who she lost decades ago in a previous marriage. When Claude reveals her that Colby is his son from a previous relation and not hers, Elizabeth refuses to believe so. The plot gets more difficult as an inquiry t...