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New Thrillers

Gardner's last CYRIL RAY The Case of the Phantom Fortune Erie Stanley Gardner (Heinemann 25s) The Gold of St Matthew Duff Hart-Davis (Constable 30s) Cold Water P. M. Hubbard......

Peel's People

JAMES BREDIN Cumberland Heritage Molly Lefebure (Gol- lancz 45s) Middle-age in Cumberland starts at sixty or thereabouts, C. E. Benson once claimed, and he was thinking in......

New Optimist

HENRY TUBE The House of Assignation Alain Robbe- Grillet translated by A. M. Sheridan Smith (Calder and Boyers 30s) The real hatred felt by many people for innovatory art of all......