Books: Now We Are Sex

CHLOE MARR (314 pp.)—A. A. Milne —Duffon ($2.75).

Readers who know A. A. Milne as the creator of whimsical juveniles and endearing animals (The House at Pooh Corner; Now We Are Six) are likely to be rocked back on their heels when they open Chloe Marr, Author Milne's first novel for adults in 13 years.

Heroine Chloe ("The One Woman, with all London at her feet") is as far removed from Winnie-the-Pooh as Amber is from Little Eva. Her beauty, writes Milne, who is now a frosty and vigorous 64, "was beauty triumphant; alive, challenging, insistent; a brilliant attack on the sex of...

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