The breaking up- and making up-- of a marriage, this tells of Paul Marriott who had twice overriden an overbearing grandmother in marrying Julia- and in becoming a writer. Julia, determined to show up Ida Marriott, makes a success of Paul, forgets that money and fame were not what Paul had wanted but what Ida had wanted for him, and finds that their marriage has become static and meaningless. But after Julia establishes a relationship with the child they had both neglected, and Paul reassesses the value of the whiplash Julia had used, they're off to a second start. Brushing up against a valid situation, this is serious rather than skittish and the controls are smooth. For rent.