3 AUGUST 1929, Page 19

The delectable county of Sussex is treated in the new

volume of the Borzoi County Histories, by Mr. J. H. Ford (Knopf, 4s.). The prehistoric skull found at Piltdown, near Lewes, is the author's starting point for a readable sketch of Sussex through the ages. Here and there Mr. Ford provokes doubt. Lord Chancellor Jeffreys, whose name he misspells, was assuredly not the man to be daunted by a mere Mayor o? Chichester in 1688, nor was an election held in that year. Bramber and Steyning had each two members before 1832, as stated on page 113, not one each as on page 96. The book is well illustrated.