19 NOVEMBER 1910, Page 59

The Insurgent Trail. By Tom Bevan. (T. Nelson and Sons.

35. &L)—This is an exciting story of adventures in the Balkans. A young Englishman goes out to see whether he can discover the truth about Turks, Greeks, Macedonians, and Bulgarians on the spot, falls in with a young American, and in company with him is shadowed by Turks, makes common cause with insurgents, is captured by brigands, and goes through other experiences, among them being the companionship of Marco, alias Elena Marcovitch. It is all very interesting; but is it not a little too near modern politics? Harry the schoolboy may not care, but Harry's father may be a philo-Turk.