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VOYAGE DECLINED. By Michael Romain. (Nash and Grayson. 7s. 6d.) — The

story of a young woman who begins by loving her business, and then makes a business of love. The heroine would be attractive if she were not so shrewd and competent, but none of her lovers come to life at all. The best parts of the book are the character studies of London girls.