Books: Better Tears

THE UNFORGOTTEN PRISONER—R. C. Hutchinson—Farrar & Rinehart ($2.75).

Thirteen years ago If Winter Comes (by Arthur Stuart Menteth Hutchinson— not to be confused with Ray Coryton Hutchinson—made many a reader weep. The Unforgotten Prisoner should do likewise, but the tears will be of a better quality. Author Hutchinson has turned the difficult trick of writing a realistic modern romance, a contemporary story of strong but unmawkish sentiment, a poignantly sympathetic study of English and German victims of a war that did not make democracy safe.

Charles, younger son of a conservative English parson, fell...

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