THE LONELY ISLAND. By Rose Annie Rogers. (George Allen and
Unwin. 7s. 6d.)—We are delighted to see that Mrs. Martyn Rogers's charming book about Tristan da Cunha has gone into a second edition. Her account of the three years during which she and her husband worked on this island in mid-Atlantic among the hundred English- iTeaking people, who constitute "the most isolated community in the Britisn Empire," is indeed a story of adventure. The effect of complete isolation and much hardship upon good stock is surprising in the extreme. It is.a brave, law-abiding, contented but very serious and rather taciturn people to whom this inexperienced but gifted writer introduces us.