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BRENSHAM VILLAGE (239 pp.)—John Moore—Simon & Schuster ($2.75).

Everyone in the English village of Brensham knew that their lovable lord of the manor was as mad as a hatter (he didn't have a penny in the bank and happily ate his own rabbits, stewed, three times a day). But when they discovered that the old gentleman had never seen a movie, they realized that his condition was more serious than they had suspected, and the pub-keeper's daughter rushed Lord Orris off to the nearest movie house. He emerged spellbound, exclaiming: "My dear, it was wonderful! That splendid detective! . . ....

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