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WINDS OF CHANGE by Harold Macmillan. 584 pages. Harper & Row. $10.

The Duke of York (who later became King of England) and Thomas Hardy attended his wedding, and a cousin, who later became a bishop, performed the ceremony. The bride's father was the Duke of Devonshire and Governor General of Canada, and the tribe of Cavendishes was represented in all its complex consanguinity, unrivaled since the virtual disappearance of the Bourbons from Europe.

The groom was Captain Harold Macmillan, a Grenadier Guard, Old Etonian and classical scholar of Balliol, who would almost certainly never...

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