Books: Cow Meets Gentleman

THE GO-BETWEEN (311 pp.)—L P. Hartley—Knopf ($3.50).

"Are you Viscount Trimingham?" asked little Leo Colston.

When his lordship nodded, Leo was amazed. "I had never met a lord before, nor did I ever expect to meet one. It didn't matter what he looked like: he was a lord first, and a human being . . . long, long after."

Leo is not alone in his view. All but one of the impeccable ladies and gentlemen who have been invited to Brandham Hall in the summer of 1900 believe that a lord is a lord first. They...

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