13 JUNE 1931, Page 25

MARIA FERNANDA. By Hubert Perez de la Ossa. Trans- lated

by E. Allison Peers. (Eyre and Spottiswoode. 7s. 6d.)—The character of a Spanish beauty who is destined to find no satisfaction in love is revealed in a slow, exquisitely written story. Manner and subject suggest legend rather than real life.