13 APRIL 1929, Page 43

CHRONICLES OF A GIGOLO. By Julian Swift. (Werner Laurie. 7s.

6d.)-Taking the form of a diary, written periodically while the incidents related are fresh ai his mind, this novel describes the experiences of a sentimental and ingenuous youth who develops into a professional daneint- man. The whole thing is unreal, and the various women encountered never take on flesh and blood. The best thit can be said for the book is that it has a certain well-sustained whimsicality of humour.