Books: She Had It

THE LOVE LIFE OF VENUS—Francis de Miomandre—Brentano ($2.50).

It takes a Frenchman to make a lady of Venus. Author de Miomandre does it, in much the same way that Author John Erskine refurbished the reputation of Helen of Troy. In a politely gossipy conversational manner which suits the Frenchman better than it did the U. S. professor. Author de Miomandre gives as complete as possible a biography of Venus: in her peculiar case her biography is the history of her love life.

From her birth on the foam of the Mediterranean to her...

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