Books: Escapes Within Escape

Author Norah Lofts is a pretty girl from Norfolk, England. In Colin Lowrie (Knopf, $2.50), she puts herself into the person of a handsome man from Crosslochie, Scotland, sets out with him to escape the Jacobite disorders of 1745, falls into slavery in the West Indies, escapes again to become a planter in Virginia, there lures a nun from a convent and is wooed by an aggressive woman. All this she does with spirit, conviction and excitement.

Miss Lofts goes out of her way to handicap her fifth novel. She prefaces it with an...

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