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Issue Details: First known date: 1940... 1940 James! How Dare You!
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'Chief characters are James Colburn and his wife Elaine, impulsive, irascible old Peter Colburn, multi-millionaire father of James, Sir Francis Martindale, millionaire lather of Elaine, the unbelievable Major Guntha ("Guns") Winterbottom, and a mingled crew of foreigners.

'This is a wartime novel, and the conflict and fun arise from the apparent slackness of the six-foot, handsome James Colburn. Instead of doing his duty as an Englishman In helping fight the Nazi menace, he appears only to be interested in pacifist organisations.

'Wife Elaine scorns him for this attitude, although still loving him. The domestic situation is not improved by her interest in refugee organisations–an interest which, to James' mind, brings her into far too frequent contact with gentlemen who may be harmless, but ...

'Fathers Peter and Francis are mainly interested in getting the young couple together again and, in Peter's case, pushing his son into active war work.'


'E.V. Timms Writes New Type of Wartime Novel', The Australian Women's Weekly, 15 June 1940, p.45.

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  • c
    United Kingdom (UK),
    Western Europe, Europe,
  • 1930s
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