1 SEPTEMBER 1900, Page 25

An excellent little book called Talks with Mothers, by C.

Northcote (Simpkin, Marshall, and Co., ls.), has come to a second edition. Its very excellent advice on all questions of home duties and trials will make it welcome to those who have to do with "mothers" in either villages or towns. "The Mothers' Union" should spread it everywhere, as its author manages to combine common-sense with a sense of humour, and has also avoided anything like "preaching" or priggish suggestions. The proceeds of this edition are to be devoted to one of the war fuads under Princess Henry of Battenberg.