Books: RECENT & READABLE, Jun. 28, 1954

The Bird's Nest, by Shirley Jackson.

Not quite top-drawer but a fair enough account of a girl whose personality is split four ways (TIME, June 21).

A Child of the Century, by Ben Hecht.

A big, disorganized, windy, frequently fascinating look in the mirror by a softie who always made like a toughie (TIME une 21).

Mary Anne, by Daphne du Maurier.

A royal duke, a scheming mistress, a scandal that shakes the House of Commons—in other words, all that Du Maurier fans need for a happy evening (TIME, June 21).

Guignol's Band, by Louis Ferdinand Celine....

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