1 JANUARY 1898, Page 34

Bad Little Hannah. By Mrs. L. T. Meade. (F. V.

White and Co.)—Hannah is very plain, very mischievous, very obstinate, but with great power of character, much courage, and warm affections, which could be called forth by judicious manage- ment. This was exactly what it was so difficult to get. Mrs. Meade tells the story perhaps at too great length. The material has to be drawn out too fine. A book of half the size would have been more effective.