Books: British Bad Girl

MR. AND MRS. PENNINGTON—Francis Brett Young—Harper ($2.50). Though Author Young might be horrified at the comparison, Mr. and Mrs. Pennington may remind you of Authoress Vina Delmar's best-selling Bad Girl. Like Bad Girl, it is a circumstantial story of middle-class domesticity, its falls and rises. But Author Young, Bachelor of Medicine, has not been so obstetrical as Authoress Delmar, mother. His scene too is larger, peopled by more characters. Whereas Bad Girl was a tempest in a flat, Mr. and Mrs. Pennington is heading straight for tragedy when Author Young's magic wand stops...