Books: Alias Shelley

THE WHITE RABBIT (262 pp.)—Bruce Marshall—Houghton Mifflin ($3.50).

"Monsieur Thomas," a customer wondered out loud one day to her Paris couturier, what was "your experience as a civilian in England during the war?" Monsieur Thomas, otherwise known as Forest Frederick Edward Yeo-Thomas, a director of the famous Atelier Molyneux in Paris, took a moment's thought before he answered.

No, Yeo-Thomas could not precisely say that he had been a relatively safe civilian. He had, in fact, been far from safe in Buchenwald a good bit of the time, and before that he had been known to the Gestapo, under the alias of...

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