Third in an excellent series, which started in 1956 with Stories to Remember, was ""seconded"" in 1958 -- and now, in this volume, expanded to include some five nonfiction selections. Recently Thomas Costain edited a collection devoted to the short novel, and this seems somewhat an extension of that in its choice of material, seven novels, skilfully cut to practical size for inclusion, and novelettes in their entirety. The balance consists of short stories- varying in length. And once again the calibre is high, the variety notable, the readability A-plus. An excellent bedside companion, with subject matter ranging from romance to mystery to adventure and so on. Among the authors represented are Somerset Maugham, Paul Gallico, Alice Duer Miller, Agatha Christie, Moss Hart, Walter Lord, John F. Kennedy -- and to make it practically the current season, Sheila Burnford.