Books: This Other Eden

THERE'LL ALWAYS BE A DRAYNEFLETE (70 pp.) — Osbert Lancaster — Houghton Mifflin ($2.25).

The town of Drayneflete is not to be found on the usual maps of Britain for the very good reason that Osbert Lancaster made it up. To British Cartoonist Lancaster, nonetheless, Drayneflete (on the "limpid Drayne") is like so many real English towns that it might as well stand for the average. In a series of witty drawings tracing its development from Roman times to the present, Lancaster shows just how it got to look the way it does, and how it may look when the town-planning bugs...

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