19 NOVEMBER 1910, Page 59

The Scottish Fairy Book. By Elizabeth W. Grierson. (T. Fisher

Unwin. 6s.)—Fairy-stories are always delightful; but they gain an additional interest when they bear the stamp of the people among whom they circulated. This is certainly the case in Miss Grierson's book. Some, of course, are of the type common to most lands, but the majority are essentially Scottish. The writer has drawn them from all sources, folk-lore, minstrelsy, and legend; the place of honour being accorded to "Thomas the Rhymer." But many less well known will soon be as popular among English children as they have long been with boys and girls north of the Border.