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The Willoughbys

Lowry, Lois
A parody of all those too-sweet orphan books. A splendidly useful glossary of words such as odious, obsequious, glutinous, and lugubrious is included, along with summaries of novels about "pitious but appealing orphans."


"They are dolts indeed," Nanny said. She stared at the postcard and murmured, "I myself am Presbyterian."