"This English novel gives promise in its opening chapters of much entertaiment. Later, the reader is disappointed. That the author knows her London in its most interesting aspects there can be no doubt. But aside from a certain cleverness--which, being all in one key, palls on one after going through a hundred pages of it--there is little in this offering to make it stand out from the ruck of mediocre novels which make far less literary pretension."Woolf, Virginia is the author of 'Voyage Out', published 1992 under ISBN 9780140185638 and ISBN 0140185631.