Books: Mixed Fiction, Feb. 22, 1960

THE HIDING PLACE, by Robert Shaw (254 pp.; World; $3.50), concerns two British airmen who parachute over Bonn from a burning Lancaster during the closing months of World War II. A meek, wispy druggist's clerk takes them into his house, feeds them, and misdirects a Gestapo search party. The flyers congratulate themselves on their luck and hide out for a week in the clerk's wine cellar. But one morning when they awaken, they are chained and handcuffed.

Seven years later, in 1952, they are still there. Hans, their captor, has told them of the...

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