Books: Recent Fiction: Jan. 3, 1938

FADE OUT—Naomi Jacob—Macmillan ($2.50). The third importation in a year of a prolific, English popular novelist: this one about a playwright and an actress, in a plot which only the proverbial rich grandmother can straighten out.

THE DANGEROUS YEARS — Gilbert Frankau—Button ($2.50). Lengthy (686 pages), second-grade family chronicle about second-grade English nobility, relieved by well-spaced sudden deaths; by a veteran author, still doing business at the old stand.

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