Books: Bubbles & Bemelmanship

THE WOMAN OF MY LIFE (218 pp.)—Ludwig Bemelmans—Viking ($3.50).

Once there was a poor little rich man. His name was Armand de Montfort-Lamoury, and he was a duke. Armand had everything: a Paris town house and a Daimler town car, pressed duck at the Tour d'Argent and Bellinger '47 to wash it down. Still, he lacked The Perfect Love.

The trouble with Armand was that his bold, naughty papa had marched him to a bordello as a teen-age boy to learn the facts of life, which so flustered the sensitive lad that he flunked the course. Papa had been the iron duke, so...

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