13 FEBRUARY 1909, Page 25

Zrofessions for Girls. By T. W. Berry. (T. Fisher Unwin.

2s. Gd. net.)—This is a very useful summary of the occupations by which women may make a livelihood. The author writes on some subjects from his own knowledge, and in others follows excellent authorities. But where has he learnt that "the old days when the farmers kept fowls are gone, and now fowls are made to keep the farmer "? A poultry farm is, to say the least, a very hazardous speculation, but the fowls that have the run of a farm, if intelligently looked after, may increase its profits.. No the "old days" are not gone.