26 MARCH 1898, Page 26

Two Sinners. By Lily Thicknesse. (Downey and Co.)—Dr. Jadworth and

Mary Power are the two sinners, we suppose, and very fine characters they are too. They are well drawn, and Roger Jadworth's affection for the poor girl who preserves her pride and independence under such trying circumstances is cleverly worked out. Jadworth is quite unnecessarily brutal, however, in his persistent attempts to ascertain from Mary Power what attractions she could see in her former lover. In this phase of his character he is certainly not a gentleman ; but then he is only meant to be a strong man, with not overmuch self-restraint. The scenes in the dialogue are good, the story is well written, and there is not a dull page in the book. It is distinctly good reading.