7 DECEMBER 1901, Page 58

An Idler's Calendar : Open Air Sketches and Studies. By

G. L. Apperson. (George Allen. 3s. 6d.)-This is a little volume of essays, for the most part reprinted from the Globe. The author writes on various subjects, from blackberries to blind. man's buff, sometimes moralising, sometimes writing of the out- door world, and sometimes of folk-lore. They are pleasantly written, and full of feeling for Nature, especially the papers on "An English April" and "Noiseless Noises "; but they are not strikingly original, nor the work of genius. We have read them with pleasure all the same.