31 JANUARY 1925, Page 24


WHO'S WHO FOR 1925. (A. and C. Black. 42s. net.) THIS invaluable dictionary of biographies is now in its seventy seventh year. Although its accuracy depends largely upon the personal vigilance of the people included, our tests show it to be as thoroughly reliable as ever. Some few of the tiny biographies (Mr. W. H. Davies's for one) make quite enter- taining reading, and an assiduous researcher could compile from this source, a: little symposium of the recreations of prominent neonle. He would include that strenuous mind

who declares " none at all," and also that cautionary echo of Hazlitt, " walking : mostly alone ! "