28 APRIL 1866, Page 20

English girl of the best kind for the purpose of

taking nude photo- graphs of her, we should say it was not precisely the book for Mr. Mudie's purpose. We should not say its intention was bad, but the author has forgotten English ideas of life altogether, and is too sug- gestive, not, we imagine, strange as it may seem, with any deliberate intention. The story, moreover, is choked with long and technical descriptions of the processes' of photography.