5 JUNE 1909, Page 29

Battle of Land and Sea. By W. Ashton. (John Heywood,

Manchester. is. 6d, net.)—This is an account of the results of the action of the sea on the coasts of Lancashire and North Wales. The changes have been not less remarkable than those in the south-east corner of England. Thus we find that Wirral has gone the way of Sandwich. There was a thno, not very remote, when Sandwich played a great part in the wars against Franca; so in 1'745 the troops for Scotland embarked, not from Liverpool, but from Wirral. Their embarkation was described by one who had witnessed it to a clergyman whose ministerial life extended over nearly seventy years.