This is one of those anomalies; it's out but it isn't published -- officially -- until January. In other words, get what sales you can before Christmas, but count on publisher backing and cooperation the first of the year, with full, pages in metropolitan papers, giant books, five color posters, imprinted postcards. This gives you a double chance, so make the most of it. It is good Frankau, and he staged quite a comeback with Three Englishmen, so it ought to be easy. A study of the power of English traditions in the story of a family -- country people, on the surface unimpeachable. The father goes down on the Titanic; the mother carries through life the secret of her youngest son's paternity, and is punished by seeing his father's weaknesses come to the surface, and betray them all. The eldest son carries on the family traditions, and covers up for the others. Pre-war, post-war, and today -- spanned in the story of two generations. Not important -- but good reading.