23 JANUARY 1926, Page 26

One Dreamer Who Awakes. By E. Shaw-Cowley. (John Lane.. 7s.

6d. net.)—Christine Stacey, a charming and cul- tured young woman, left stranded by the death of her only relative, becomes a violinist in an hotel orchestra, and later the mistress of an unhappily married man, who, when hii wife dies, refuses to marry her. After drifting towards suicide and suffering the humiliation of confinement in an infirniary, Christine becomes secretary and afterwards wife to a country gentleman of parts. It is, in fact, a very moving and natural story and is written with power and insight.