Books: Artist v. Factories

SONG ON YOUR BUGLES—Eric Knight— Harper ($2.50).

In search of the happiest subject, contemporary British novelists seldom look in their own industrial back yard, prefer instead when tired of the front-lawn and front-street side of English life to search in some other part of the world, especially where the climate is warm. As a traveler, Yorkshireman Eric Knight is no exception to the rest. As a writer he bristles with exceptions, the main one being that he has uncovered in a neglected corner of England's industrial back yard—the Yorkshire textile mill country—material for one...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!