2 DECEMBER 1911, Page 13

The Lady of the Decoration. With illustrations in colour by

Wakana Uti gawa. (Hodder and Stoughton. 6s. net.)—This book is a reissue of a sentimental story of a young widow who goes to Japan as a missionary to get over the effects of an unhappy mar- riage. The descriptions of Japanese scenery and manners are quite entertaining, though there is nothing original about them, and the book is prettily produced and boind. The illustrations, by a Japanese artist, are charming.