4 MAY 1907, Page 26

A Shepherd of the Stars. By Frances Campbell. (Hodder and

Stoughton. 6s.)—These studies give a picturesque glimpse of life at Tangier and of camping in the neighbourhood. Incidentally, also, they make the gentleman whom we have been accustomed to call "Raisuli," but whom Mrs. Campbell calls "Rasuli," appear in a very different light from that in which English people have generally regarded him. Like most of Mrs. Campbell's books, this must not be considered as a novel, but as a series of pictures linked together by the same figures appearing in the foreground of each. But from a writer of such delicate fancy what reader would expect to find that the hero of the love-story should turn out to be a Duke in disguise f—a circumstance which makes the end of the book resemble far too closely the fifth at of a melodrama. There is no possible reason for this sentimental outrage, and it can add no further lustre to the graceful figure of Felicia that she should be destined to become a Duchess. In fact, the reader will think that the last chapter goes far to spoil the charm of the whole work. However, this annoying circumstance does not affect. Mrs. Campbell's delightful descriptions of camping in Morocco, or of riding across the flower-decked uplands above Cape Sparta The book will make its readers determine to embark immediately for Morocco, or would do so were they not aware of the prosaic fact that at present none of the roads outside the immediate vicinity of Tangier can be pronounced safe for Europeans.