Books: Princess Alice

CROWDED HOURS—Alice Roosevelt Longworth—Scribner ($3).

Alice Roosevelt Longworth, now 49, two years a widow, and connected by no bond save a distant cousinship and her agile, pleasantly sarcastic mind to the present occupants of the national spotlight, occupied for ten or maybe 20 years a position in the U. S. comparable to Edward of Wales's position in England. "Princess Alice" was no empty title and neither is Crowded Hours. She had just had time to learn her p's and q's from governesses and her strenuous widowed father and lovable stepmother when her...

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