Mr Scobie’s Riddle by Elizabeth Jolley

Reviewed by
April 1983, no. 49
Lucy Frost reviews 'Mr Scobie’s Riddle' by Elizabeth Jolley

Mr Scobie’s Riddle

by Elizabeth Jolley

Penguin, $4.95 pb, 226 pp

Mr Scobie’s Riddle by Elizabeth Jolley

Reviewed by
April 1983, no. 49

The time is always four o’clock in the morning when Night Sister M. Shady (unregistered) is on duty at The Hospital of St Christopher and St Jude. The punctual milkman is swearing as he falls on the broken step, the elderly patients are having a water fight or an altercation or a game of cards. Whatever may or may not be going on, Mrs Shady will record with confidence ‘nothing abnormal to report’.

Lucy Frost reviews 'Mr Scobie’s Riddle' by Elizabeth Jolley

Mr Scobie’s Riddle

by Elizabeth Jolley

Penguin, $4.95 pb, 226 pp

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