18 MAY 1923, page 23

Cross Currents In Europe To-day. By Charles A. Board....

7s. 6d.) Mr. Beard's book is not in the last resort a good book, but it is a very useful one. He is short without being really concise, and long without being really full. It......

Music.

Few pianists could read this expanded and rechristened edition of Mr. Hambourg's How to Become a Pianist without some profit. Bad piano-playing, like other crimes, is com-......

Books For Women.

We recommend The Thrift Cook Book to our readers ; it is an excellent little volume. It is perhaps a pity that rather more foreign dishes were not included in it, more Italian......

The National Opera Handbooks : Hansel And Gretel, The...

of Figaro, The Seraglio, The Magic Flute. By A. Corbett.Smith. (Grant Richards. Is. net each.) The return of the British National Opera Company to Covent Garden coincides with......

The Seventy-first Annual Issue Of This Useful...

purveyors of bad music and good music, singers, instru- mentalists and composers all toe the same inflexible line of alphabetical order. Incidentally, there is apparently only......

Getting Ready To Be A Mother. By Carolyn Conant Van

Blarcom. (Macmillan. Os. net.) " Less than half of all pregnancies are normal," say the two New York doctors who write their preface to this little book, " and the illness and......