25 OCTOBER 1902, Page 22

The Lightning Conductor. By C: N. and A. M. Williamson.

(Methuen and Co. 6s.)—This book is More to be commended as a guide to an automobile tour in France and Italy than as a novel. To tell the truth, the story is very'poor indeed, but the descrip- tions of the antiquities and sights to be seen en route are dis- tinctly interesting. The illustrations look like pictures culled from the pages of the illustrated motor-car papers. The authors have contrived to get something of the joy' of motoring "over the footlights "; but if we are to consider it as a work of fiction, the book is of very slight value.