Books: Books of the Fortnight

THE BEAUTY OF ENGLAND—Thomas Burke—Me Bride ($3). Companionable guide to the English countryside, by the author of Limehouse Nights.

SACRIFICE—Norah C. James—Covici, Friede ($2.50). Novel of suburban realism by the British author of Sleeveless Errand, Jealousy, et al.

BELLY FULLA STRAW—David Cornel Dejong—Knopf ($2.50). Earnest, heavy tale of the Americanization of a Dutch family.

WHILE ROME BURNS—Alexander Woollcott—Viking ($2.75). Mostly reprinted pieces from Quipnunc Woollcott's page in The New Yorker.

BLACK RIVER—Carleton Beals—Lippin-cott ($2.50). Novel by a noted friend of Latin America and murderer of the King's English.

TOWARD THE FLAME—Hervey Allen—Farrar & Rinehart ($2.50). Re-issue (first published 1926) of a first-rate war diary, by...

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