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READABLE NOVEL-S.—The Cheats. By Marjorie Bowen. (Collins. 7s. 6d. net.)—Though

"fantasy " is perhaps hardly as much " Marjorie Bowen's " true vein as is the fringe of history, which she handles so vividly, The Cheats is nevertheless a suffi- ciently interesting story. The plot is based upon yet another hypothetical knot in the already tangled skein of the Stuart fortunes.—A Pawn in Pawn. By Hilda M. Sharp. (T. Fisher Unwin. 7s. net.)—Miss Sharp's second novel has not fulfilled the promise of her first. But if A Pawn in Pawn is not quite such a good story as The Stars in their Courses, it has less of melodrama and more of characterization to recommend it.