Books: Ambassador-Leader

ESCAPE TO ADVENTURE (419 pp.)—Flfzroy Maclean—Little, Brown ($4).

Britain's dingy, cotton-weaving city of Lancaster (pop. 50,250) has lost most of the glamour and importance that clung to its name in the days of John of Gaunt and the Wars of the Roses. But it cherishes today one spectacular bloom in the person of its dashing Tory M.P., Brigadier Fitzroy Maclean, 39, whose recently published bestseller, Eastern Approaches, has made its author one of the most popular political figures in the United Kingdom.

As Escape to Adventure, Scotsman Maclean's book is likely to repeat its...

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