Books: Herick & Friends

Herrick & Friends

THE SHADOW FLIES—Rose Macaulay—Harper ($2.50).

From her reputation as a satirical novelist (Potterism, Orphan Island, Staying With Relations) Rose Macaulay has fled all the way into the 17th Century, to a copiously documented historical romance of Cavalier England. Smacking more often of Aladdin's than the student's lamp. The Shadow Flies offers the reader a rich mouthful of a spicy age. Parson-Poet Robert Herrick's Devonshire parish (1640) is the first scene, with the parson cursing his parishioners by name from the pulpit, wining with his London friend Sir John Suckling, tutoring pretty...

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