13 AUGUST 1927, Page 22

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.