Books: Recent & Readable, Aug. 28, 1950

The Secret Game, by Francois Boyer. A stark little story about the game with animals and crosses that two French children thought up after seeing too much death (TIME, Aug. 14).

Springtime in Paris, by Elliot Paul. A postwar report by the author of The Last Time I Saw Paris; chiefly for fellow Francophiles (TIME, Aug.14).

The Old Bailey and Its Trials, by Bernard O'Donnell. A hair-raising history of London's famous, once infamous, old court of law (TIME, Aug.7).

Beyond Defeat, by Hans Richter. The last, lost stages of World War II as seen by Germans who fought at Cassino. A rough...

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