Books: Fatal Ferret

THE CAT WITH TWO FACES—Gordon Young—Coward-McCann ($3.50).

The German dive bombers roared off into the sky, and the stocky young woman—one of countless uprooted victims of the Nazi armies advancing into France—scrambled out of the ditch. Said calm Mathilde Carré to a companion: "There's almost a sensual pleasure in real danger, don't you think? Your whole body seems suddenly to come alive."

Mathilde Carré had green eyes, "somewhat fanglike" teeth and so much self-confidence that at school she had been nicknamed Little Princess. A sometime nurse in Paris, Mathilde made her way to Toulouse in...

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