13 NOVEMBER 1926, Page 29

COBBLESETT. By Florence Bone. (John Murray. 78. 6d. net.)—Mrs. Malty

Watt, the old Yorkshire woman, tells these stories to a convalescent London girl in search of health in the dales. Whether she talks about " The Sail of a Sponge Cake," " The Romance of a Basket of Eggs," or tells us the romance of an old cradle disposed of at a sale, her manner and matter are alike charming, and the book may be cordially recommended to readers who like stories which are both touched with feeling and. entertaining. It is seldom that idylls of the countryside are really idyllic : these are.