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READABLE Novas.—The General Plan. By Edmund Candler. (W. Blackwood and

Sons. 6s.)—A volume of ten short stories, all powerfully written, though not all equally pleasing. The first, telling how a young Indian official" finds himself" in difficult cir- cumstances, is, to our thinking, one of the best.—Th. Girl from the Marsh Croft. By Selma Lagerlof. Translated from the Swedish by Velma Swanston Howard. (T. Werner Laurie. 6s.) —Short stories and studies of great ruerit.—The Billfold. By J. S. Fletcher. (Everett and Co. 6s.)—A tale of rural life, with its details carefully worked out. —Captain Black. By Max Pemberton. (Cassell and Co. 6s.)—A story of very strange doings on the sea.—Vittoria Vietrix. By W. E. Norris. (Con- stable and Co. 6s.)—Scarcely equal to Mr. Norris's best, but distinctly good.—The Window at the White Cat. By Mary Robert Rinehart. (Eveleigh Nash. 6s.)—A somewhat com- plicated story of crime and detectives, amateur and professional. —Trevor Lordship. By Mrs. Hubert Barclay. (Macmillan and Co. 6s.)—A story of true love running a very troubled course indeed. —The Great Betrayal. By Harold Wintle. (John Ouseley. 6s.)— A marvellous story of the future, winding up with a trial so strange that no adequate epithet can be found for it.—A Recon- structed Marriage. By Amelia E. Barr. (T. Fisher Unwin. 6s.) —A very good story of domestic life, but that the mother-in-law is too odious.—Peter's Progress. By Christopher Heath. (W. Blackwood and Sons. 6s.)—A vigorous, but not attractive, picture of military life in India.