Books: Books of the Week

ONE DAY IN OCTOBER—Sigurd Hoel—Coward-McCann ($2). Second-prizewinner in a recent Inter-Scandinavian Fiction Contest; much grimmer than Author Hoel's Sinners in Summertime. NAPOLEON—Hilaire Belloc—Lippincott ($4). For admirers of Belloc's indefatigable partisanries. LETTERS OF CHARLES DICKENS TO THE BARONESS BURDETT-COUTTS—Button ($2.50). Hitherto unpublished letters of an aging novelist to a lady charitarian. A LONG TIME AGO—Margaret Kennedy—Doubleday, Doran ($2). Reviewed next week.

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