Books: Uncommon Bawd

BELLE OUT OF ORDER (341 pp.)—Belle Livingstone—Holt ($4).

The Prince of Wales held the glass of champagne as high as his pudgy arm could reach, but his pretty playmate had unusually long and shapely legs. With a flick of her skirts and a flash of her thighs, she kicked the glittering goblet right out of his hand. His Royal Highness beamed approval. "You have the real American spirit, Miss Livingstone." he announced, and all the gay young lords and their ladies of the evening cheered.

Whatever she had, it was so violently admired by the plutocratic playboys of the Edwardian era that Kansas-born...

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