Books: Mixed Fiction, Jul. 20, 1959

THE ART OF LLEWELLYN JONES, by Paul Hyde Banner (372 pp.; Scribner; $4.50), brings back the amateurish but pleasantly diverting ex-diplomat who specializes in novels (S.P.Q.R., Excelsior!) about the kind of foreign affairs that set ambassadorial medals ajingle. The latest hero to pop out of Author Bonner's undiplomatic pouch is Townsend Britton, who is on the mossy side of 50; he is tall, athletic and handsome, but his soul bears the thumbprint of his ruthless wife Edith. She forces him to resign as U.S. Ambassador to Belgium because she wants to be a...

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