One of those books you cannot put down before finishing. Extravagant perhaps, but most fascinating. The story of an Irish girl, who, from poverty and dreariness in France, gets to the Malayan States and becomes the wife of a reigning prince. An interesting study of the life and love of an Oriental and his Irish wife. The English society there is presented with deft, ironical touches. A first novel of this author, otherwise known as a playwright.