cover image Titmuss Regained

Titmuss Regained

John Clifford Mortimer. Penguin Books, $12.95 (288pp) ISBN 978-0-14-014921-0

British politician Leslie Titmuss finds himself at an impasse between personal interest and political beliefs when his home turf, Rapstone Valley, is proposed as the site of a huge development . This comedy of manners features several characters last seen in Paradise Postponed and represents ``Mortimer at his very best: moving, funny, literate and profound,'' according to PW . (June)