12 MAY 1923, Page 23

Those who remember Isabel Carnaby and The Double Thread will

delight in The Lozver Pool—obviously they will not be young people. This new book is a -novel in auto- biographical form and its interest depends upon the author's exposition of her philosophy of life. Everyone who comes to middle age has a philosophy, but very few have Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler's gift of expression. Those who are so happy as to share her conclusions without sharing her power of speech will read the book with as much gratitude as pleasure.