Books: Repeat Performance

TIME AND TIME AGAIN (306 pp.)—James Hilton—Atlantic-Little, Brown ($3.75).

The hero of this story is a sliver off the old Chip. The rest of the characters are sawdust. But there is every sign that James Hilton, an author who rarely takes any wooden nickels, will do just as well with this book as with its seven sentimental, bestselling predecessors. Hilton's Random Harvest, The Story of Dr. Wassell, So Well Remembered have sold more than a million copies each, and Lost Horizon and Good-Bye, Mr. Chips have each sold more than 3,000,000. Time and Time...

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