19 NOVEMBER 1910, Page 26

Eastbourne Memories. By George F. Chambers. (T. Sumfield, Eastbourne.)—Mr. Chambers

complains that his book " has grown very far indeed beyond the limits originally contemplated for it." An outsider might think that it would have been the better for some retrenchment, but it is the Eastbourne critic who counts. Some of the "memories " seem trifling ; but who can tell whether they may not be precious some centuries hence ? Still, there are local things which are neglected. Something more might have been said about the schools : the town is known to many on account of its schools ; possibly something about the golk links : many consider these important. There is more about the churches —Mr. Chambers's grandfather was vicar—and many readers will find this portion interesting.