Books: Fierce Little Tragedy

BRIDESHEAD REVISITED—Evelyn Waugh—Little, Brown ($2.50).

Early one morning in 1944, a flight of German dive bombers swooshed down on the headquarters of the British Military Mission to Yugoslavia. Sane Britons dashed for the slit trenches. At that moment, there appeared on a hilltop, in full view of the enemy, and dressed (as a further aid to marksmanship) in a white coat, an unruffled British officer. He was Royal Horse Guards Captain Evelyn Arthur St. John Waugh (rhymes with awe), whose seventh novel is the Book-of-the-Month Club's January choice.

Waugh's comrades-in-arms were not favorably impressed...

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