Books: Legal Travelogue

THE FACES OF JUSTICE (316 pp.)—Sybille Bedford — Simon & Schuster ($4.50).

Witnessed in the average, seedy courtroom, the law seldom appears in the vestments of majesty, and the justice it dispenses often descends with a harshness very unlike Portia's rain from heaven. But for Author Sybille (A Legacy) Bedford, courtrooms hold living drama. Two years ago, in The Trial of Doctor Adams (TIME, March 16, 1959), she showed a spectacular talent for lending suspense and excitement to a criminal trial by heightening, not distorting, the events through unsparing observation. Since then she...

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