11 JULY 1908, Page 24

The Spanish Jade. By Maurice Hewlett. (Cassell and Co. 6s.)

—A story of Spain, of which the date is about 1860. The figure of the heroine is well conceived, and her hopeless love for the hero and the sacrifice which she makes for him in the end are powerfully drawn. The reader will be relieved to learn that the father of the man she has killed does not at the last exact the utmost penalty in his power. But the future of the hapless Manuela when Manvers has gone back to England cannot be a happy one. The book is a slight romantic sketch, but eminently good of its kind.