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Now And Then

TREVOR GROVE Nunquam Lawrence Durrell (Faber 30s) Lawrence Durrell poses something of a prob- lem for the critics: he is so immensely plausible—in both senses of the word. There......

Prophetic Work

C. M. WOODHOUSE The Life and Times of Mulam►►ad John Bagot Glubb (Glubb Pasha) (Hodder and Stoughton 63s) Fourteen years ago Sir John Glubb was dis- missed from his post as......

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......