Books: Gossip

WHEN THE WICKED MAN . . .—Ford Madox Ford—Liveright ($2.50). When a gossiper is going well he is not necessarily wicked, is often entertaining, sometimes even slightly edifying. Ford Madox Ford's books are gossipy, mostly entertaining but occasionally like the vaporings of the club bore. He is a great one . . . for three dots. Notterdam and Kratch had been through thick & thin, up a deal and down hell together. They were now twin tycoons lording it in Manhattan. Kratch had many an iron in the fire; Notterdam's only one...

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