Cry Treason. By Iris Morley. (Peter Davies, 10s. 6d.)
EVERY author has a right to his own opinions and even prejudices, but only on the condition that they make them interesting to the reader. It is impossible to say that Cry Treason fulfils this condition. It gives a version of Monmouth's rebellion against his father, Charles II. It pleads for Shaftesbury and tries to make some sort of hero out of him.
From the story as she tells it, and it is wholly unconvincing, she would like to make a lesson for modern times. For her, finance and Protestantism were the true England; the rest just reaction or worse, F. B,