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Assignment to Austerity: an American Family in Britain
Assignment to Austerity: an American Family in Britain
By Herbert and Nancie Matthews
Bobbs-Merrill, 1950, 338 pp

The former New York Times London correspondent and his wife collaborate on a sketch of life in postwar Britain, the former wrestling with politics and economics, the latter shuddering slightly over queues and gray austerity. The general effect is one of fair-minded sympathy mingled with apprehension for the future and some nostalgia for the past.