20 OCTOBER 1928, Page 52

SALAD DAYS. By Theodora Benson. (Cayme Press. 7s. 6d.)—Miss Benson

has written a delightfully sympathetic study of the unfolding of a young girl's character. Outwardly precocious and a little blasé, Felicity is inwardly sensitive and spiritual. She is a very attractive heroine, and her development from the time when she goes to boarding school antil she suffers a first disappointment in love is described With delicate insight and charm. This is an uncommonly natural story, quite free from sentimentality, yet illuminated by the touch of poetry appropriate to its theme.