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READABLE NOVELS.—The Dew of Their Youth. By S. R. Crockett.

(Hodder and Stoughton. Gs.)—A. good story about Galloway people, not quite as clear as Mr. Crockett's tales some- times are, but always readable, with its characters all alive.— The House of the Secret. By Katharine Tynan. (James Clarke- and Co. 6s.)—The scene is in Ireland, a very Irish Ireland indeed.—Lady Good-for-Nothing. By Q. (T. Nelson and Sons.. 2s. net.)—A romantic story of the other side of the Atlantic, which, has been told before, but never told better.—The Exception. By Oliver Onions. (Methuen and Co. Gs.)—A rather disagreeable- and exceedingly painful novel of modern life which contains few traces of Mr. Oliver Onions's poetic fancy.—The Wisdom of Polly. By Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler. (Hodder and Stoughton. Gs.)—A story of two sisters, the younger of whom kills her husband in a, moment of not unjustifiable anger.—Mrs. Pits. By J. C. Snaith. (Smith, Elder, and Co. 6s.)—" Mrs. Fitz" is the "Crown Prineesa of Elyria," who marries an English squire. It is a promising complication which, in Mr. Snaith's hands, amply fulfils its promise.—Martha Vine. (Herbert and Daniel. 6s.)—Martha is a somewhat silly young woman, but she interests us nevertheless.