Books: Flower Child

PRINCESS DAISY by Judith Krantz Crown; 464 pages; $12.95

Memo to the Books Editor:

Finished reading Judith Krantz's new novel under a rented hair dryer, as you suggested, got a bad case of the frizzies but not the answer to the big question: Why did Bantam Books shell out a record $3.2 million for the paperback rights? That may not be much by Hollywood standards, but in publishing, it is long, long bread any way you slice it. It is enough to give a dollar bill to every man, woman and child in New Zealand,...

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