4 NOVEMBER 1916, Page 32

READABLE NOVELS.—The Bombshell. By Maurice Leblanc. Translated by Alexander Teixeira

de Mattes. (Hurst and Blackett. 6a.)—Another book about the outbreak of the war. This time the story is told from the French point of view, and concerns the fighting on the frontier.— The Loitering Highway. By Sophie Cole. (Mills and Boon. 6s.)—A charming story, in which the river Thames at Bankaide plays a prominent part.—Leatherface. By Baroness Orezy. (Hodder and Stoughton. 55. net.)—A romantic story of Flanders in the sixteenth century. The adventures are really thrilling.