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Charles M. Doughty. A Critical Study. By Barker Fairley....

Cape. 9s.) DOUGHTY, like his lifelong-worshipped master, Edmund Spenser„ is a writer's writer, a poet's poet. His Craft-con- sciousness is so severe, so unrelaxed, that the......

Cavour. By Maurice Paleologue. (ernest Benn. 16s.) M....

Cavour is a brilliant piece of his- tory in the form of biography—or should we say of biogra- phies ? The portrait of the great Piedmontese :statesman, if painted in more......

Practically True. By Ernest Thesiger. (heinemann. 8s....

tells us in his amusing book that at a certain first night he noticed a young person of about fifteen writing notes on her programme. " I was told that she was the daughter of a......