Likable English picture and a book that Stevenson fans will read with pleasure. It's wishful romance based on international...

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THE ENGLISH AIR

Likable English picture and a book that Stevenson fans will read with pleasure. It's wishful romance based on international conditions, with divided allegiance as the problem facing a German youth and an English girl. The lad has been sent to England to visit friends; English attitudes, ways of thinking, manner of life confuse and finally convince him, and he returns to Germany a confessed anti-Nazi. Finally, he is forced to flee, seeks safety in Scotland -- and then faces the problem of deep national roots at odds with his love for an English girl and an English way of life. He accepts a compromise, going to Finland to fight against the Russians. It begs the question and proves nothing but the possibility of internal dissension ultimately producing results. But at any other time it would prove good entertainment.

Pub Date: July 1, 1940

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1, 1940