ALL HEAVEN IN A RAGE
by MAUREEN DUFFY
207 pages. Knopf. $5.95.
The English send CARE packages to needy sheep dogs in Scotland, yet lead the world in the ritual demolition of foxes. For their sins and sensitivities, they deserve this odd, sporadically charming book, which blends dotty episodessuitable for framing on The Avengerswith a moral message about the beastliness of man to beast and man alike.
Convict Jarvis Chuff, a brainy, pacific and proletarian train robber, finds himself mysteriously sprung from the nick. His benefactors turn out to be a wealthy singer turned princess by marriage, a Church of England vicar, an...