24 SEPTEMBER 1932, Page 26

Further Fiction

THE DOVE AND ROEBUCK. By Ena Limebeer. (Dent. 6s.)- " On the corner of the village street, opposite the three bright red brick villas, stands a tall, square building with a strange painted sign outside. Fantastic stories are told of how a golden-haired woman once lived there and died by throwing herself out of the window. She was so violent, so wonderful and so clever that no one could ever stand up against her." Miss Limebeer writes with. a dry humour, an intimate percep- tion of the spirits of houses as well as of people, and a manner that is direct and original. The Dove and Roebuck is very good indeed.