Dedication. By Henrietta Leslie. (Cape. 78. 6d.) It is disappointing
that Mr. Cape seems to be settling down to publish this kind of thing. It is competent commercial fiction, with a sentimental bias tempered in accordance with the requirements of good taste, but with no more literary value than the lining of a hat. Jimmy Younger finds a one book novelist, Sarah Atherway, about to throw herself from the Embankment. Of course she doesn't ; and Jimmy, a young farmer with a sentimental affection for cows and goats and things, soon allows his natural good-heartedness to bubble out over Sarah. In fact, he devotes his life to her : the rest of the book follows their vicissitudes and has a " trick " ending of a conventional and annoying kind. It is a pity, because Mr. Cape has frequently published work of a very different-calibre.