Books: Yorkshire Mills

A MODERN TRAGEDY—Phyllis Bentley—Macmillan ($2.50).

From their grimy Midland factory towns, the late Enoch Arnold Bennett and David Herbert Lawrence went on to bigger and brighter themes. Now Authoress Phyllis Bentley, whose background is the textile industry of Yorkshire's West Riding, has taken up the smoky torch. The scene she dimly illuminates is industrial, but its appealingly human inhabitants move in solid outline against the drab shadow of mills.

Walter Haigh, son of an old employe of an old established textile firm, was a little too ambitious and enthusiastic for his own good. Foxy Leonard Tasker, an expert not only in manufacturing but...

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