IN ANOTHER COUNTRY by John Bayley

IN ANOTHER COUNTRY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A spruce, sportive first novel follows the personal and professional career of Oliver Childers, a member of a British Intelligence Unit during the occupation of the Ruhr, later back in England,- the amiable victim of his friend Duncan Holt, also a member of his Unit. A charmer and a cynic of imperturbable aplomb, Duncan chaperones Oliver's forbidden romance with the German Liese, is partially responsible for Oliver's arrest when Liese is wrongly believed to be involved with a black marketeer, and is wholly responsible for the death (by drowning) of the Colonel's daughter in which he also tries to implicate the innocent Oliver. Back in England, Oliver succeeds in securing a job with the Colonel's family, but Duncan attaches himself to him once again, appropriates his position, and leaves him free- for Liese.... An ironic account which maintains an amused distance from those involved in these modest stratagems. Limited.

Pub Date: Oct. 20th, 1955
Publisher: Coward-McCann