5 MAY 1923, Page 24

Sir Henry Stewart Cunningham, K.C.I.E. By M. M. Verney. (John

Murray. 103. 6d. net..) With Miss Cunningham's help Lady Verney has compiled a memoir of Sir Henry Cunningham which will give pleasure to many who remember his peculiar charm and the outstanding refinement of his mind. India owes more to him than to most of the lawyers sent out from home because of his vivid and active interest in many good causes with which he came in contact. Nor should his distinction as a writer, whether of novels or of biography, be allowed to be forgotten. We welcome this help to keep his memory alive.