Books: RECENT & READABLE, Jan. 15, 1951

Disturber of the Peace, by William Manchester. A brisk if not fully penetrating biography of H. L. Mencken; best when it lets Mencken himself do the talking (TIME, Jan. 8).

Concluding, by Henry Green. Goings-on at a girls' school in England; examined with grace and wit by one of England's most talented novelists (TIME, Jan. 1).

Family Reunion, by Ogden Nash. A choice helping from Nash's whole output of shrewd, zany verse on the domestic trials and joys of white-collar citizens (TIME, Jan. 1).

The Thirteen Clocks, by James Thurber. A thoroughly satisfying fairy...

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