Books: Britannica

PRAYER FOR THE LIVING—Bruce Marshall— Knopf ($2.50).

BROTHERS AND LOVERS—John Hampson—Farrar Rinehart ($2).

In Britain the quality of writing is not strained. Even when they have nothing to say her novelists generally manage to say it well. Author Marshall is best known for his engaging and witty Father Malachy's Miracle, wherein a simple, dumpy little priest, taking literally the pronouncement that faith can move mountains, effects extraordinary miracles to the consternation of Christendom. Author Hampson, emerging from a background of sports and the theatre, is remembered for his lively and dramatic tale about an...

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