26 JULY 1919, Page 21

An Author in Wonderland. By Keble Howard. (Chatto and Windus.

10s. 6d: net.)—Mr. Howard describes in this pleasant book how, after being rejected for the Army in the early days of the war, he tried "to do his bit" in the United Arts Volunteers, in the Anti-Aircraft Service, the Air Force, and finally, towards the end of the war, in the Ministry of Propaganda. For weeks at a time while in the Air Force he was employed in ruling ledgers. Many other educated men had a similar experience. Mr. Howard's descriptions of the shipyards and the mines during the war and of the volunteer women workers on the land are readable. The book ends with an account of the Zeebrugge and Ostend affairs.