Books: Divorce in Britain

HOLY DEADLOCK — A. P. Herbert — Double day, Doran ($2.50).

Not all propaganda novels are against the Government or in favor of a Communist State. Some have smaller fish to fry. Such a well-sizzled fish is dished up in Holy Deadlock, serious satire on the English divorce laws. Though Author Alan Patrick Herbert is a professional humorist, rings all the ludicrous changes he can on his rickety theme, his book is an earnest arraignment. U. S. readers, accustomed to the elastic chaos of 47 different divorce laws in 47 States,* may...

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