Books: Warden's-Eye View

DIGGING FOR MRS. MILLER — John Strachey — Random House ($1.25).

John Strachey (The Coming Struggle for Power, etc.) stopped his fellow-traveling with the war and became an air-raid warden. Digging for Mrs. Miller is a classic account of what a warden does and sees.

Strachey's warden (whom he modestly calls Ford) covered a poor section of London near the Thames River. "A bomb, or bombs, had hit the last five houses in Beaton Street . . . and a small tenement.

. . . Where they had stood there was a crater, with two mounds of debris on each side of it. ......

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