Books: Doctor's Difficulties

MY BROTHER JONATHAN—Francis Brett Young—Knopf ($3.00).

Mr. Dakers was by way of being a poet; Mrs. Dakers, years before, something of a Shakespearean actress. And so it happened that their adolescent boys were made to wear painfully purple velvet costumes at their first "children's party." But so well did they play cricket that they lived down the velvets. Harold careered brilliantly at Cambridge (financed on his brother Jonathan's small inheritance) while his brother Jonathan worked his way through the local medical school. Both brothers loved elfin yet extremely modern Edie—Harold blithely, Jonathan desperately. Came the War with a smart uniform for Harold,...