19 SEPTEMBER 1925, Page 28

Zoe Middlemist, Governess. By Bridget Kennedy.' (T. Werner Laurie. 7s.

6d. net.)—We may assume that this is a first novel, as Miss Bridget Kennedy appears to have no other volumes to her credit on the title-page. The whole setting of the story, the scene of which is laid in Wotz in Russian Poland, is extremely interesting, and Miss Kennedy knows how to convey the picture of an alien society to her reader's mind. The Wolkowskys—a Jewish family—are very ably drawn. On the other hand, the story proper is rather crude, and the author's use of English is anything but dis-, tinguished.