Books: Modern Marriage

At 19, when he wrote The Loom of Youth, Alec Waugh was hailed as a promising young writer. All through his 20s he heard the cry repeated. When his younger, sprightlier brother Evelyn (Vile Bodies, Decline and Fall) achieved immediate and continued success, reviewers had not tired of telling readers to watch Alec. Last week, with his thirty-first book, Going Their Own Ways (Farrar & Rinehart $2.50), 40-year-old Alec Waugh was i promising writer still. But it had long been obvious that he would never be as good as his model, John Galsworthy.

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