Books: Bombing Notes

SHELTER —Jane Nicholson — Viking ($2.50).

This novel, by a woman who lives in London, is by far the most vivid and intimate set of laboratory notes, to date, on what it is like to live in a bombed city. Considered too strong reading for Britons, its English publication is being withheld. The manuscript reached the U.S. with three small deletions by the censor. Some bits of London life* as Miss Nicholson describes it:

London's raid routine (when the Germans are coming over as they did during the last half of 1940) is stiff as...

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