Books: RECENT & READABLE, Feb. 18, 1952

My Cousin Rachel, by Daphne du Maurier. An expert mixture of suspense and romantic hokum, set in the Rebecca country 100 or more years ago (TIME, Feb. 11).

I Led Three Lives, by Herbert Philbrick. Fascinating play-by-play account of Author Philbrick's nine years as an FBI counterspy in the Communist Party and some of its fronts (TIME, Feb. 11).

Awakening, by Jean-Baptiste Rossi. Attraction and love between an adolescent boy and a nun; a remarkable first novel by a French teen-ager (TIME, Feb. 4).

Nell Gwyn: Royal Mistress, by John H. Wilson. A brisk and...

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