2 DECEMBER 1899, Page 10

Mignenne. By Jennie Chappell. (Blackie and Son. 2s.)— Mignonne is

a curious child, with the classes into which she puts her dolls and other belongings, and she has a very curious fate. There are some score of recorded instances in which an injury brings about a loss of memory, and Mignonne's furnishes the twenty-first. It is an accepted canon that such uncommon esseriences must be very sparingly employed in fiction. They are certainly inadmissible in a tale of this kind. Miss Chappell writes in a pleasing, natural way with which an incident so unusual does not seem to be in harmony.—A Story of Seven. By Bridgett Penn. (Nelson and Sons. is. 6d.)—The "seven" are children who are not out of the common except for the rapidity with which their little adventures happen, but then life in a story has to be crowded. The tale is decidedly entertaining.