Books: Fat Book

AND So—VICTORIA—Vaughan Wilkins —Macmillan ($2.50).

For accuracy and ingeniousness of theory, publishers as predictors of best-sellers are about on a par with those obstetricians who attempt to predetermine the sex of their clients' babies. Because Anthony Adverse and Gone With the Wind were big novels, publishers have lately favored what might be called the Weights & Measures Theory. This week Publisher Macmillan again subscribed to this theory with the announcement that And So—Vic-toria weighed 7! Ib. in typescript, ran to over 1,600 pages in manuscript, 618 pages in print, and was going to...

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