Books: Mother Bird

"FASTER! FASTER!"—E. M. Delafield—Harper ($2.50).

Claudia was a lady, in the English sense, but she worked like a slave in her London office to keep up a place in the country, a cantankerous husband who had not had a job since the War. three growing children. Most of her family, most of her friends thought Claudia a wonder, gave her their admiring pity for being such a cheerful martyr. But women are hard to fool about women. Her partner Sal, her sister Anna saw through Claudia. One of her daughters was beginning to.

Claudia had been a bossy girl, a domineering young woman....

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