Books: RECENT & READABLE, Apr. 9, 1951

Jenkins' Ear, by Odell and Willard Shepard. A talky but ingenious historical about Bonnie Prince Charlie (TIME, April 2).

Journey for Our Time, by Astolphe de Custine. The travels and disillusionments of a French aristocrat who went to Russia in 1839 and found a police state (TIME, April 2).

Conjugal Love, by Alberto Moravia. A novel of the ecstasies and cruelties of married love; Moravia's best yet (TIME, March 26).

Darkness and Day, by Ivy Compton-Burnett. Further astonishing dilemmas of some of Compton-Burnett's genteel English characters; contrived mainly to let the characters gossip unconventionally about...

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