24 SEPTEMBER 1932, Page 26

MADAME MAILLART. By Claude Aveline. (Bodley Head. 7s. 6d.)-A sanatorium

is an unusual setting for a love-story, and a certain unreality in the young lovers is hardly surprising : but the minor characters and Madame Maillart, the ageing woman who wants Phillipe for herself, lend colour and life to a somewhat idealistic story.