Books: Frances of Warwick

LIFE'S EBB AND FLOW—Frances, Countess of Warwick—Morrow ($5.00).

The Story. The author's father, who was estranged from her grandfather, was a great athlete and a Colonel of the Blues. Once he jumped a horse over a glittering banquet table and never stirred a saucer. Once he rode a bull around a ring in Spain. Upon the death of her grandfather, Viscount Maynard, the author's newly widowed mother went to hear the will read. Surprisingly, Frances was named the heiress. The other relatives present slung pats of butter at grandfather's portrait.

In 1879, Queen...

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