Books: A Russian Testament

JOURNEY BETWEEN FREEDOMS(281 pp.)—Tanya Matthews—Westminster ($3.50).

Tanya Svetlova meant less to the London Daily Herald correspondent for whom she translated Russian newspapers than his typewriter did. Or so she thought. While he clicked out copy in Moscow's Hotel Metropole, she carted out the empty vodka bottles, lined up tickets for a concert of the Leningrad Jazz Band, checked on laundry, and even darned his socks. Then one day, before she could so much as say Komsomolskaya Pravda, Journalist Ronald Matthews proposed.

As Tanya remembers it, he dropped to his knees and said: "I have traveled all over the world and never found a...

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