A Future Arrived by Phillip Rock (Seaview/Putnam's: $15.95)
This is the final volume of Phillip Rock's "Passing Bells Trilogy," and here he concludes the saga of the aristocratic Stanmores of Abingdon.
Readers who have followed the elegant English family in two earlier volumes will now find them and their heirs in the '30s, that dizzy Jazz Age that begins as a lark and ends grimly at the brooding and befuddled beginning of World War II.
The young boys who had been packed off to boarding school become the young men who are packed off to flight training. The almost-blooming girls who had been testing their dazzle in front of mirrors become the blooming young women who learn to love those young pilots--and let go. This is war, after all. And the British know what to do in war.