19 DECEMBER 1885, Page 23

Sylvia's Daughters. By Florence Scannell. (Warne and Co.)—This is a

pathetic little story of emigres in the French Revolution. The Marquis de Kergaeven has married the daughter of an English squire against her father's will. He and his daughters are compelled to leave their home in France, and find in England their grandfather. It is a very simple tale, but well told, and commended by the very pretty illustrations with which Miss Edith Scannell has furnished it- Here and there we see a want of technical skill, witness the line attached to Dick's flehing-rod ; but the faces, and commonly the figures, are charming.