Page 3, 2nd January 1959

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Delightful mixture

THE SPARROW CHILD, by Meriol Trevor (Collins, 10s. 6d.).

THE bones of this hook are very good. The story combines the romantic past (in the form of a hidden Grail or chalice) and the scientific present (in the form of an experimental atomic station). This latter is threatening the peace of a lovely-sounding Cornish family homestead where the hero of the book, Philip Sparrow, is spending his holidays.

It is altogether a delightful book for the 10-year-old and upwards, and the charming and natural Catholic atmosphere of the family life is pleasant to feel. If it has one fault, I would say that there was just a title too much moralising in some of the grown-ups' conver

sation. JOAN NEWTON.

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