23 FEBRUARY 1895, Page 24


London Up to Date. By G. A. Sala. (Adam and Charles Black.) —Mr. Sala reminds us that thirty-seven years ago he wrote a book about London under the title of "Twice Round the Clock; or, The Hours of the Day and Night in London." He goes on to remind us that a good many things have been changed since then ; he himself among them ; that he has had various fresh experiences, and does not care, being a little older, to repeat others. He proceeds, therefore, to write a new book. The plan is somewhat the same. We begin at 2 p.m. with a Levee at St. James's Palace—presentation at Court is one of Mr. Sela's new experiences—he gives us at 1 a.m. "The Morning Mammoth Newspaper Office,"—this, we take it, is not new. Whatever he writes about, wherever he takes us, he is the same genial, good- tempered, lively writer that we have known so long. May he live to write a third volume, when another thirty-seven years shall have again changed the face of London, and realised, it may be, some of the aspirations with which he concludes his preface