19 MAY 1923, Page 22

Chambers's Journal.

Mr. Phil Forsyth's tale " Heredity " is a lively comedy of humours in the setting of such novelists as Anthony Trollope and Mrs. Gaskell. It has less subtlety and is more farcical than the best stories in this manner, but it is certainly. amusing. Mr. Charles E. Alford contributes an account of the birds which are becoming extinct through the rapacity of collectors, and Lieutenant-Colonel Gordon Casserly gives a warmly-coloured description of Algiers, La Ville Blanche.