27 JUNE 1896, Page 39

Poor-law Work. By Mary Clifford. (Rose and Harris, Bristol.) —This

little book, not much bigger than the palm of one's band, is full of practical good sense. Miss Clifford is a Guardian of the Poor in a Union near Bristol, and she writes this little book for women-Guardians, giving them hints as to how they may beet utilise their knowledge, and the matters to which they should give their special attention. Last year saw a great increase in the number of women Guardians elected—from one hundred and sixty-

nine to one hundred and eighty-seven—and it is certainly a most usefal undertaking to supply these persons, necessarily new to their work, with a guide.