Books: Mixed Fiction, Jan. 17, 1955

THE OTHER PLACE, AND OTHER STORIES OF THE SAME SORT, by J. B. Priestley (265 pp.; Harper; $3). In these nine short stories, Britain's robust, many-sided man of letters takes a series of ordinary Englishmen right out of this world. In one story, an engineer named Harvey Lindfield—lonely, bored and bewildered by the drab meanness of life in a manufacturing town—gingerly walks through a library door into The Other Place. There he basks in sunshine and fellowship among the townspeople with whom he used to be shy and awkward but who are now transformed into...

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