Books: Welsh Rarebit

PAY THY PLEASURE—Elisabeth Inglis-Jones—Doubleday, Doran ($2).

Esther Girling might have been as beautiful as her beautiful mother, but when she was five she was hideously disfigured in a fire in which her mother died. Her father could not bear her, nor could any other males; nor could Esther bear to confront men. When she was 14 she tried to seduce a boy; after that she kept her passion to herself. She had money, read romances ravenously, set desperate stock in a gypsy's prophecy of a house among trees in sunlight, a great love to come. In middle age she got the house,...

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