Books: Coulton's Cabbage

In the British Who's Who George Gordon Coulton cites as his hobby "vegetating." By profession he is a distinguished Cambridge historian, and in the last 15 years the body of his scholarly works on medieval life has sprouted as quietly and as fast as the vegetable he emulates in spare time. Last month was published a great comprehensive cabbage of a book called Medieval Panorama (Macmillan $4), a hybrid of all his previous works. It is a wonderfully nourishing dish, but, like most well-boiled English cabbage, dull on the palate.

Dr. Coulton says that he writes, and other people read, history...

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