This has a better chance for general sale than his previous -- and more definitely left-wing -- novels (none of which have been published here). It is a story of five daughters, middle class English girls, faced with a conflict between the tents in which they have been schooled and the challenge of modern life, of new emotional values, of new social problems. It holds the reader, in spite of its too great length; it's an indictment of middle class viewpoints, but offers no satisfactory substitute. Very definitely a book which a member of your staff should read, and which should be thoroughly discussed for its sales possibilities in your clientele. Not for the ultra-conservative. Possibly, the Alec Waugh market is the one to tap, as there are elements that suggest The Balliols.