THE COMEDY OF PETER TAUNTON. By G. P. Robinson. (Duckworth.
7s. ed. net.) THE COMEDY OF PETER TAUNTON. By G. P. Robinson. (Duckworth. 7s. ed. net.) For once an author has completely justified his title, and the reader will find in The Comedy of Peter Taunton an admir- ably developed comedy of manners in everyday life. Peter Taunton is a barrister, and the necessary ingredient of drama is introduced by a murder. - The scene of the trial- in-which Peter Taunton is professionally engaged for the defence avoids the tediousness which many authors impart to the speeches of Counsel. As generally happens to Junior Counsel who are the heroes of novels, Peter's leader meets with an accident and he himself makes a memorable speech, by which he obtains an acquittal for his client. If the novel does not aim very high, it, at any rate, accomplishes its aim with entire success, and this is a great deal more than can be said of most novels.