Books: Nonbeautiful People

THE TRAVELS OF MAUDIE TIPSTAFF by Margaret Forster. 251 pages. Stein & Day. $5.95.

This novel, by the author of Georgy Girl, deals again with the problems that nonbeautiful people have in finding love. After a lifetime of succumbing to her own prejudices, guarding her emotions, and scrubbing herself as free of the responsibilities of love as her home in Glasgow is of dirt, Maudie Tipstaff sets out at the age of 68 on a round of visits to her three grown children. She wants some sort of contact. But what she finds is the...

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