24 SEPTEMBER 1932, Page 26

THE CLEVER ONES. By R. Ralei g h Kin g . (Palmer. '7's. 6d.)-Life

at a School for Actors gives a ready-made novel to any writer with a sense of humour and an eye for character. The tale of the clever ones at the Bricrcliffe is well enough told to carry off that most pernicious mannerism, narrative in the present tense.