Twenty days in a convoy between Hallfax and England gives the name to the volume of ""shorts"" but this is not a war book. Rather is it a strand of memories, experiences, , drawn from the background of a rich and varied life. The stories range from a game prize fighter to a peanut vendor, from sailfishing to a first interview (with Lord eaverbrook), from a race horse to luxury eating places. Interesting and original short stories and sketches, told against the lightly etched background of the convoy and the day by day atmosphere. Reynolds has a facile pen, whether he is writing of London raids or claptrap. For men chiefly.