September 12, 1977 12:00 PM

by Antonia Fraser

Heroine Jemima Shore is host of her own intellectual TV talk show in London when she gets word that an old school chum, a nun at the convent they had both attended as schoolgirls, has died under mysterious circumstances. Thus unfolds much-praised historian Fraser’s first novel. It is a slight entertainment about ancient tunnels, a legendary black nun, hysterical girls and some dotty members of the upper classes. (Viking, $8.95)

You May Like