Books: Old time Religion

SUSAN SPRAY—Sheila Kaye-Smith— Harper ($2.50).— Sheila Kaye-Smith likes Sussex, continues to write about its broad, quiet fields, its broad, quiet people. If by some unlikely chance you have never read one of her books, Susan Spray is a good one to begin on. If you fear being bored to extinction by heavy dialect and heavy characters clodhopping to a country tragedy, take heart: there is enough irony, humanity, sly humor to leaven a much heavier lump.

Susan was the eldest daughter of a farm laborer whose lot had fallen on evil times....

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