The author of The Street of the Fishing Cat shows her ingenuity and versatility in a story of quite a different genre. Thoroughly good entertainment, it is one of those novels that fill the need for light reading, better than average froth and extremely well done. With Budapest as a setting, she tells the story of six young women who planned to set up for themselves, combining their various gifts and training into a well-rounded interior decorating business. She takes as his central figure, Suzy, who finds that she has to go through a form of marriage in order to establish her oltizenship and stay in the place which has been her home since babyhood, and who sisoovers that she can't take it in her stride and escape unsoathed. An original and amusing story. It may disappoint bhose who read the earller book for the sheer charm of the French setting - but fundamentally, it is a better constructed and better written book.