FICTION: Recent & Readable, Feb. 19, 1945

THE BATTLE WITHIN—Philip Gibbs—Doubleday, Doran ($2.50). Moralist Gibbs slickly manipulates the fortunes of the Haddon family to show how Britain faces up to war. As Dr. Haddon goes on his troubled rounds, his lady frets over their son Peter, in love with a friend's wife. Daughter Pearl is forced to choose between a German flyer and a nice American sergeant. Author Gibbs deftly solves the problems, or sends insoluble characters off to heroic death.

THE HIGH ROAD—Frances Grinstead —Doubleday, Doran ($2.50). Rove Carruthers would rather dream great deeds than do them. Aged 16...

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