Books: Life and Death Matter

THE KEY OF LIFE—Francis Brett Young—Knopf ($2.50). Versatile author of psychic Cold Harbour, Conradian Sea Horses, two volume saga Love Is Enough, Dr. (medical) Young now combines a poetic setting in Shropshire with the vivid glitter of Egypt. Ruth Morgan leaves her English countryside to marry an Egyptologist, whose heart, but for an April with her in Shropshire, is buried with tattooed mummies in the tombs of Thebes. Bezuidenhout's work is also in Thebes, but his anthropological research is for the sake of his profession as doctor to the living, and not in...

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