Books: Stubborn Saint

THE MOON is MAKING—Storm Jameson —Macmillan ($2.50).

Although the sentimental novels of J. B. Priestley have contradicted the stock picture of Yorkshiremen as the most stubborn, blunt-speaking cranky-wits going, the Yorkshire novels of Storm Jameson have usually fitted the picture very well. In The Moon is Making, a pre-War family chronicle, she shows as stubborn and crotchety a collection of Yorkshiremen as ever stumped. But also among them is one who comes near to being a stubborn Yorkshire saint.

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