Weekend Read - The Angel Who Pawned Her Harp by Charles Terrot
"On a certain Monday in May, business was very slack in Mr. Webman's
second-hand store. Just before closing time, however, there came into
the shop the most beautiful girl Len Burrows, the assistant had ever
seen. Beside her stood a full-sized harp. Was she an angel? She looked
like one and behaved like one, but here she was in Mr. Webman.s East End
shop apparently trying to raise a loan, and on her harp of all things!
Nor did she seem too scrupulous about how she came by the money. yet it
was curious, as time went on, the effect she had on people, the way ahe
brought out the best in them, the way in which, in the end, she showed
them the way in which their happiness lay."
So far I'm completely completely and utterly charmed by Charles Terrot's The Angel Who Pawned Her Harp and now I've found out that there is a 1950's film of the book starring Diane Cilento which of course I'm now quite keen to see.