1 MARCH 1930, Page 49

In his introduction to The Bookworm's Turn, a pamphlet which

outlines the intentions of the Book Guild (50 Farringdon Street, E.C. 4), Mr. Thomas Burke defines the public for which this new society caters as " that large intermediate public which, possessing cultivated taste, does not want to bother with the hackneyed novels that appear at the rate of ten a week, but at the same time is not sophisticated to the point of wanting only the rare and exotic "—in our opinion, a large public. The Selection Committee of the Book Guild will consist of Thomas Burke, Ethel Manning, Beatrice Keane Seymour, J. D. Beresford, and George A. Birmingham—names which speak for themselves. Copies of this booklet can be obtained by anyone who cares to write for it to the address given above. We wish the Book Guild every success.