7 DECEMBER 1895, Page 12

Errington Hall. By E. Louisa Davis. (R.T.S.)—The Sir Reginald Brayne

of this story is a somewhat overdrawn type of the reserved, shy man, who knows himself to be a "catch," and is surly, brusque, and harsh in his manner to women, trusting to this armour to preserve his bachelorhood. The story of Margaret Willmore's gradual and unintentional, and finally suc- cessful, conquest of the hero is distinctly readable ; she is a good strong character herself, one eminently fitted to cope with such an awkward, tactless, but equally strong character as Sir Reginald. Errington Hall will furnish two or three hours' wholesome reading for young ladies in their teens.