Books: Last Byrne

FIELD OF HONOR—Donn Byrne—Century ($2.50). That politics could sever a young married couple is possible but not probable in our times. The late Donn Byrne, like most romanticists, was driven into the past to make his thesis believable. Mr. and Mrs. Garrett McCarthy Dillon lived in the Ireland of Napoleon's day. When Garrett announced that duty called him to the aid of England's Lord Castlereagh, Mrs. Dillon declared that she would have none of her husband if he insisted on serving a man who had caused her pro-Irish uncle to be hanged....

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