Books: Aches and Acres

IRON AND SMOKE—Sheila Kaye-Smith —Dutton ($2.50). The emotion which Author Kaye-Smith understands most fully, hence describes better than any other, is the emotion which men feel for their land; the humble, genuine, particular patriotism of farmers, squires, men of the soil. In most of her previous books, she has studied this feeling as it colors the loves, hatreds, hungers of poor people. In Iron and Smoke, Humphrey Mallard, heir to a baronetcy, loves his houses better than Isabel Halnaker, the mistress he relinquishes so that, to save his estates, he may marry...

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