19 SEPTEMBER 1925, Page 28

Sorrell and Son. By Warwick Deeping. (Cassell.

7s. 6d. net.)—The beginning of this story with the opening of a country hotel is good reading, and the accident by which the hotel eventually obtains publicity is entertaining The second half of the book hardly fulfils the promise of the first, and Christopher, the " son " of the title, is not so interesting a central figure as his father.