Books: Sentimental Journey

RETURN TO MALAYA—R. H. Bruce Lockhart—Putnam ($3).

In his best-selling British Agent, Robert Hamilton Bruce Lockhart told of the high-pressure diplomatic and love affairs that marked his days in the British Embassy in revolutionary Russia. In its sequel, Retreat From Glory, he described his post-War disillusionment, a long-drawn-out affair involving debts and dissipations in the Balkans, that left him looking dolefully on the modern world and suffering from an understandable fatigue. Readers of those two books who have come to expect from Bruce Lockhart well-bred accounts of international intrigue are likely to...

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