Little Boy Lost (novel)

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Little Boy Lost
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First edition (UK)
Author Marghanita Laski
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Publisher Cresset Press (UK)
Houghton Mifflin (US)
Publication date
December 1949
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
ISBN 0-248-98373-3 (first edition, hardback)

Little Boy Lost is a dramatic novel by Marghanita Laski that was published in 1949. It was republished in 2001 by Persephone Books.

Plot[edit]

The novel focuses on Hilary Wainwright, an English man, on the search for his lost son in the ruins of post-war France.

Film, TV or theatrical adaptations[edit]

A motion picture version of the same title starring Bing Crosby was released in 1953.

Reception[edit]

Kirkus Reviews found Little Boy Lost "An inescapably affecting story where sentiment is edged by bitterness."[1] while Nicholas Lezard of the Guardian wrote "If you like a novel that expertly puts you through the wringer, this is the one." and "This is haunting stuff."[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Little Boy Lost". https://www.kirkusreviews.com. Kirkus Media LLC. Retrieved 17 May 2015.  External link in |website= (help)
  2. ^ Lezard, Nicholas (15 September 2001). "Touched by the past: Nicholas Lezard enjoys being put through the wringer by Marghanita Laski's Little Boy Lost, an extraordinarily gripping period piece". the guardian. Retrieved 17 May 2015. 

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