22 APRIL 1911, Page 25

Diary of a Refugee. Edited by Francis Fearn. (Moffat, - kard

and Co., New York. 5s. net.)—The "Diary" covers a period of something less than five years, from April, 1862, to February, 1867. It is occupied with the events and interests of the American Civil War. Early in the course of it we hear of the capture of New Orleans; the "Refugee," it will be understood, was a Southern lady. There is nothing very exciting ; but we get a glimpse into the feeling of the time. It is always pleasant to read; the writer, we tannot but be pleased to notice, is a manifest Anglophil " comfortably settled in lodgings such as you find only in England." That is not the universal experience; but our refugee bit upon an ideal place kept by the ex-cook of a noble family who had married the butler. In the end we see the family safely back at New Orleans.