Books: Sanctification

Like Henry James, the greatest of them, many U. S. expatriate writers have come to troubled old age, have shown uneasy consciences over their expatriation. But not Logan Pearsall Smith. Now 73, a lanky, aristocratic, pink-cheeked bachelor who has been called the most perfect living British mandarin, he has contentedly lived 50 years in France and England. His autobiography, Unforgotten Years (Little, Brown, $2.50), is witness that he finds in England a happiness as poised and honeyed as his perfected prose (in Trivia, Reperusals and Recollections, etc.).

Logan Pearsall Smith's autobiography, written aboard...

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