Books: Birth of An Englishman

THE DOOR OF LIFE—Enid Bagnold— Morrow ($2.50).

In "National Velvet" Enid Bagnold won a big U. S. audience with a slight story about an English girl and a race horse.

In The Door of Life she has taken on a bigger theme, which she describes as "the relationship of a mother and young children and unborn children and just-born children," adding her belief that her novel is "the first attempt to portray the very first moments of this relationship in de-tail." Whether or not it is the first attempt, Enid Bagnold's admirers are likely to...

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