Books: The Wane in Spain

I, THE KING by Frances Parkinson Keyes. 351 pages. McGraw-Hill. $5.95.

They say in the book trade that Frances Parkinson Keyes learned to type on the cash register. This is hard to refute. Mrs. Keyes (rhymes with eyes) is a very nice old lady of 81 who sells all the books she can write. Of the 47 that she has published since 1919, not counting this one, nearly half have been bestsellers. This one is already bobbing, a buoyant cork, on the bestseller lists.

Mrs. Keyes's story is about King Philip IV of Spain, who was born in 1605, died in 1665, and...

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