12 DECEMBER 1931, Page 30

MANAMA. By M. D. Turner. (Alston Rivers Ltd. 7s. 6d.)

—Rosemary's passion was ballet dancing, but after she married and had a child she was told she must never dance again. Life became meaningless ; she hated her child, despised the smug contentment of those who surrounded her, and took a grim pleasure in wounding them. Slowly madness crept over her. The minor characters are conventional types, but Rosemary's abnormality is cleverly portrayed.