Books: Cathedral Scandal

CATHEDRAL CLOSE—Susan Goodyear— Scribner ($2.50).

When British readers discovered last year that "Susan Goodyear" was the wife of the Very Reverend Walter Robert Matthews, successor to Dean Inge of London's St. Paul's Cathedral and former Dean of Exeter Cathedral, Cathedral Close, a first novel which up to then had won only critics' praise, leaped suddenly into the best-seller class. The reason for this sudden popularity was a curiosity to find out how much truth lay behind the scandal which forms the theme of the story, and if the scandal occurred at Exeter. U. S....

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