Books: Dark Hester

DARK HESTER—Anne Douglas Sedgwick —Houghton Mifflin ($2.50).

Proverbial the jealousy between a man's mother and his wife; proverbial the trouble that an old love affair will cause to a new relationship. Yet Author Sedgwick takes the two threadbare situations, weaves bright new colors into the pattern.

Clive's mother, Monica Wilmott, with her golden hair twisted about her head "was like a falcon, a jar of honey, a spray of rosemary." Victorian at heart, she had, years before, rebelled against the fast vulgarity of the military set in India—but since her husband's death she had supported...

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