This is a novel book. Sir Nicholas Thormonde, his friends 'the fluffies' and Alathea, 'The Girl' form a new and amusing and sometimes tragic triangle in the 'war of the sexes' which is portrayed so vividly in this fine romance. The 'grand moments' of life which come to the hero and heroine keep one tense and expectant for the final scene, one of the most beautiful in contemporary fiction. The characters are compellingly real. They pulsate with life.