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Mamie. By Winston Graham. (Hodder al Stoughton, 16s.) Long, immensely

readat character study of young woman thief, a-moral ta her employers' pay-rolls, but highly puritanic as to her favours. It may be that both the lig fingers and the sexual primness have thi origins in her psyche, and Winston Graham e plores it thoroughly (as though in the girl's 0v words) in a crime novel with no violence. co siderable suspense. and of great distinction

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