30 SEPTEMBER 1865, Page 22

Childhood in India. By the Wife of an Officer. (Jackson,

Watford, and Hodder.)—In the shape of a short story told in very simple language the authoress here gives an account of what children see and do in India, their every-day life, the journeyings from station to station, and the sort of people, scenery, and creatures that they have about them. Towards the end of the book the family whose life is described get involved in the mutiny troubles, and the children owe their preserva- tion to the fidelity of their native attendants. The relations between these latter and their young charges are pleasantly depicted, and the whole tone of the little tale is healthy. We think that children in general will like it, and that it will be found even useful in Indian house- holds.