Our second selection for this section is a wholly different type of book,-- a first rate historical novel, written by an author known heretofore through first rate mysteries. That in itself is something worth noting. Then, in itself, the book is a fresh approach to a time-worn subject, the 100 days. She has shown them from the point of view of holiday--minded English visitors in Brussels, keeping their end up against the tension with gay parties, balls, festivities in an off key while Wellington ranted and raved at the inadequacies of his support for the coming struggle. Against this setting is told the romance of Audley, member of Wellington's staff, and capricious flirtatious Lady Barbara. A gallery of historical portraits, a clearcut presentation of the events of the 100 days, a rapid- paced picture of Waterloo -- and the right ending. Sell to all who like good historical romance, with well integrated detail.