2 DECEMBER 1865, Page 21

It Maybe True. By Mrs. Wood. (Newby.)—It is not Mr.

Newby's fault, but ours, but it is very annoying. Imagining this story to be by Mrs. Henry Wood, the authoress of East Lynne, we waded through the first volume, wondering at each page what had happened to its authoress to deprive her so utterly of taste, skill, and inventiveness. A maudlin governess, no doctor among the characters, no recipes in the plot,—what had happened to Mrs. Wood ? At last annoyance became incredulity, the title-page was consulted, and we did what we advise our readers to do, left the remainder of It May be True unread.