6 FEBRUARY 1886, Page 23

Prank Leeward : Memorials. Edited by Charles Bampton. (Began Paul,

Trench, and Co.)—This is a story told in a series of letters, and told in such a way that, if a few of the earlier epistles had been moderated in tone, if Frank had not been so very outspoken a school- boy, and his father not so intolerable a prig, it might well have passed for a genuine story. There are episodes in Tasmania and New Zealand, in the Crimea, in Italy with Garibaldi, and in other places. Opinions on various subjects are expressed ; and there is a thread of domestic history running through the whole. It is a readable volume, in which a somewhat difficult form of writing has been managed with fair success.