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Winchester its History, Buildings, and People. By the W.C.A.S. (P.

and G. Wells, Winchester. 2s. 6d. net).—This excellent little volume, compiled by the Winchester College Archaeological Society, makes one realize how great a change has- come over our public schools during the last twenty years. The book has been most carefully prepared and shows real research, and yet the enjoyment with which it was written appears in every line. If the reflections on general history are sometimes a little ingenuous and the descriptions now and then recall the style which Victorian writers are so fond of bidding us associate with the work of G. P. R. James, these are characteristics which one can readily pardon, since they are in reality only additional evidence of the writers genuine pleasure in their reconstruction of the life they describe.