27 NOVEMBER 1886, Page 23

Charlie Lockett at School and College. (Hodder and Stonghton.)— There

is plenty of stir and rough-and-tumble adventure in this story, and Mr. Adams is evidently well acquainted with English schools and schoolmasters. Some of Lacken's scrapes, such as a couple of burglaries with which (as the rescuer of beauty and the defender of property) he is connected, are wildly improbable. But this is not so much to be objected to as the presence of Miss Clinton, charming girl though she be. The admirable illustrations in Charlie Lacken, and its excellent paper and type, deserve a word of hearty commendation,