Books: The Foisting of Farbridge

FESTIVAL (607 pp.]—J. B. Priestley—Harper ($3.95).

What in the world of 1951 is a festival? With the Festival of Britain beginning next month, Britons have been asking themselves the question and arriving at one of two opposite answers: 1) the festival should be mainly a show-window for the achievements of Britain under Socialism; 2) it should be mainly a chance for Britons to have a little fun.

Novelist J. B. Priestley (The Good Companions, Angel Pavement), a man who loves both the Labor Party and his pint of ale, is not exactly opposed to the first idea, but he is vehemently in favor...

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