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Page 258 - A real achievement . . . the wittiest and most brilliant picture of present day life that has appeared for a long time.' — Daily Chronicle. 'A. brilliant novel.
Page 258 - Mary-Girl is real stuff, well told and well observed all through . . . well worth reading.' — Observer. ' Mrs Merrick's book is a real discovery . . . the sense of drama in the book is quite unusual ... a singularly well written, well constructed and moving story.' — Bookman. THE BANNER By Hugh F. Spender Author of The Seekers 7s. net 'A brilliant political fantasy.' — Times. ' Freshly written and well conceived.
Page 255 - SONS AND CO. LTD. A few of COLLINS' Latest Books Messrs COLLINS will always be &lad to send particulars regularly to readers who will supply their names and addresses HARVEST By Mrs Humphry Ward Author of Cousin Philip, etc. SECOND IMPRESSION. 7s. 6d. net ' A strong, skilfully told tale.'— Times. 'Well sustained from beginning to end, and the pathetic figure of Rachel makes a strong appeal to the reader.
Page 259 - A great wit ... a brilliant and scintillating satire . . . delicious caricatures . . . the liveliest spirit of farce.' — Daily Telegraph. ' It makes you laugh (anyhow it made me laugh) suddenly, unexpectedly, and often.' — Rose Macaulay in the Daily News. 'For sheer wicked fun . . . one of the most frolicsome and chuckle-headed books ever written.
Page 257 - Not a page of the book is dull.' — Observer. 'One loves it.' — Evening Standard. THE CHEATS By Marjorie Bowen Author of Mr Misfortunate, etc. 7s. 6d. net ' Like the other romances of Miss Bowen, this book contains a number of powerfully and carefully drawn historical portraits and pictures.
Page 256 - the finest. Tt is exquisitely told, and is probably Lucas Malet's greatest achievement . . . related with a delicate and subtle charm there is no resisting.' — Pall Mall Gazette. 'Told with a subtlety of suggestion which makes it curiously arresting . . . told with beautiful art.
Page 255 - Admirably characteristic of its writer's great and undimmed qualities, and one which brings the tale of her achievement to a worthy and congruous close.
Page 257 - Westminster Gazette. DENYS THE DREAMER By Katharine Tynan Author of The Man from Australia, etc. 75. (id. net 'The writer, so long and so widely admired by her readers under her maiden name of Katharine Tynan, was happy far beyond the common in delineating the best aspects of Irish character. Her novel is a typical and charming example of her talent . . . and the various contrasted female figures in the story are drawn with an equally sympathetic and intelligent insight.
Page 88 - But he took no notice of his remark and the matter passed over. On the next day the priest wanted to go, but the sub-prefect persisted in keeping him and would not let him leave. After a few more days had passed the sub-prefect had a party in the...
Page 88 - ... chatting with the priest, they again saw the flock of ducks coming waddling and quacking along. " What do they say this time ? " asked the subprefect. " This time," replied the priest, " their remarks are very different from those on the previous occasion.