Books: Keel Over Europe

ISABEL AND THE SEA (307 pp.)—George Millar—Doubleday ($3.50).

Britain's George Millar, whose autobiographical novel Horned Pigeon (TIME, June 10, 1946) was one of the few intelligent consequences of World War II, describes himself as "a weedy young man of slightly effeminate aspect"—neglecting to add that his war record won him the British Distinguished Service Order and Military Cross, the French Legion of Honor and Croix de Guerre. With the same misleading modesty he insists that he is merely a "landsman"—but his new book is all about a voyage he made in his 31-ton ketch...

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