Books: Bride of an Army

VIVANDIERE!—Phoebe Fenwick Gaye— Horace Liveright ($2.50).

Vivandiere, meaning a female brandy-selling camp-follower, is a word that has fallen into disuse since Blanche Bates played the part of one in the dramatized version of Ouida's novel Under Two Flags. Author Gaye's vivandiere "was born to the sound of a salvo of guns. She was weaned at three weeks and put on the bottle. Only it wasn't milk in the bottle, it was brandy! . . . The only powder she's ever had on her hair is gunpowder. She could walk at nine months, talk...

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