Books: Columnists' Sensation

TO BEG I AM ASHAMED—Sheila Cousins—Vanguard ($2).

When the English publishers of To beg I am ashamed sent advance copies to columnists of the London Daily Mail and Daily Mirror, they got an unpleasant surprise: before the book was released both papers appeared with quaint English headlines, such as "A Vile Book," "A Disgraceful Book," with vague stories about its sensationalism, forced its withdrawal.

Last week U. S. readers had a chance to see what sort of material offends London journalists when To beg I am ashamed was brought out with no pre-publication onslaughts. Their main reaction was likely to be one of...

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