Books: All a Big Niddle

DON'T KNOCK THE CORNERS OFF by Caroline Glyn. 256 pages. Coward-McCann. $3.95.

It must be pretty smashing to be a 15-year-old English schoolgirl and your best friend asks you what you are going to do when you grow up apart from getting married and all that and you say: "Be a novelist."

And then, sort of casually you say, "As a matter of fact, I am one this very minute." Then while her jaws are still agape or she's saying: "Pooh! I don't believe it," you say, not too one-uppishly: "It's not hard really, not nearly as hard as math. Mother told...

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