"It's a muddle, thought Monica. A muddle and I can't get it straight. I wish I knew what I should do. I wish I even knew what I want to do...I want to go on in the life that has somehow or other found me and claimed me. And I want so terribly to be happy. Oh god, don't let me slip under the surface of all the heavy-hearted dullness that seems to claim so many people...." A Mixture of Frailties is so much more than the story of Monica Gall's life in London and her education as a singer. It is an account of her education as a human being, and the result is an absorbing novel, comic in the true sense, vivid and frequently moving.More
"Third in a trilogy, yet independently satisfying, this presentation encourages listeners to seek more of Davies's beguiling prose." (AudioFile)
"It is impudent, amused and amusing, and sterling entertainment." (New York Times)
"Davies is equally familiar with the world of the Canadian provinces and with that of musical London, and portrays both with rich humor and sympathetic understanding." (Chicago Tribune)
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even better than on paper, and that's saying a lot
A good read