This morning I began Rumour of Heaven by Beatrix Lehmann, sister of novelist Rosamond Lehmann. Chapter 1 was meant to be a prologue, although it could have been developed into a full- length novel. I rather wish it had been - famous young Victorian ballerina marries promising, well-off literary critic, retires after a few years of glory, starts having children and losing her mind. But the focus of the novel is on the children, so I'm curious to see where Lehmann goes with this. Her prose style lacks the often lush, dreamy beauty of sister Rosamond's, but when she wrote the novel (1934) Bearrix had already established herself as an actress on the London stage, so I'm hoping for good characterization and a strong dramatic plot to compensate.