13 AUGUST 1927, Page 21

NO FUSS. By Ward Muir. (Richards. 7s. 6d. net.)—In his

new book, No Fuss, the late Mr. Ward Muir includes in the objects which should not be " fussed " over what might be called ordinary Christian morality. He gives a picture, of artistic circles in Chelsea which will fill the ordinary reader with horror. His heroine, Miriam, goes from lover to lover, not apparently from interested motives, although she generally contrives to make her experiments on rich men, but because of an unsatisfied desire for emotional experience. The book is cleverly written, and the minor characters espe- cially are exceedingly life-like. It is difficult to believe in the beautiful. Miriam herself and impossible to suppose that she lived happily and virtuously ever after in the company of Bob Taylor, a very unexciting person.