Books: Farce Manque

THE JASMINE FARM — Elizabeth— Doubleday, Doran ($2.50).

Few writers of any sex or nationality can be more charmingly amusing than "Elizabeth" (Elizabeth Mary, Countess Russell), when she sets her mind to it. The Jasmine Farm shows her at her mindful best. Written with a wit so inoffensive that it is hardly perceptible, this novel will keep many a plain reader from more mischievous pursuits for a pleasant, if softening, hour or two.

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