18 DECEMBER 1886, Page 24

Up the Nile. By H. Major. (Isbister.)—This is a book

written on the lines of "The Stay-at-Home Traveller," if we remember the name aright. An imaginary party travel up the Nile as far as Khartoum, and, of course, not being hindered by any difficulties of time and space, see all that was to be seen. The last chapter, ex- tending their voyage to Khartoum, might have been retrenched. It is very brief, and wholly inadequate to the subject.