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READABLE NOVELS. —Around Old Chester. By Margaret Deland. (Harper and Brothers.

6s.)—Although Mrs. Deland is less successful in the domain of the short story than in her full-length novels, her romances of Chester in the days of crinolines are pleasant enough.—Secret History. By C. N. and A. M. Williamson. (Methuen and Co. 68.)— A tale of adventure, first in Mexico, then in the war, written in an easy and colloquial style.