2 JANUARY 1932, Page 34

In Part H of her Everyday Life in Old Scotland

(Allen and Unwin, 2s. 6d.) Miss I. F. Grant continues her good work of encouraging the rising feeling of a true Scottish nationalism by giving the children of the country a simply drawn but clear picture of the economic life of the people from 1603 up to the Union in 1707, which from the industrial and commercial point of view was the making of Scotland. The book describes how the people lived both in burgh and farm, how they traded and travelled, and what was the state of the Highlands before the power of the clan-chiefs was broken forever after the '45. Every Scottish school should possess this book, and, as a mere matter of picturesque history and for the better understanding of their northern neighbours, it would greatly benefit English children too.

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