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New Fire Out Of Ireland

The Dark Breed. By F. R. Higgins. (Macmillan. 3s. Cs.L) The Son of Learning. By Austin Clarke. (Allen and Unwin. 5s.) Mn. HIGGINS defines something of the peculiarly capti-......

The Quest Of The Golden Stairs. By Arthur Edward Waite.

(Theosophical Publishing House, Ltd. 10s.)— It is impossible to give the plot of The Quest of the Golden Stairs. One does not give the plot of a fairy story and this one is more......

The Architect In History

The Architect in History. By Martin S. Briggs, F.R.I.B.A. (Oxford University Press. 10s.) The Architecture of the Renaissance in France. By W. H. By William Bell Dinsmoor.......

Blue Murder. By Edmund Snell. (fisher Unwin. 7s. 6d....

Murder does not give us a quite coherent account of the terrible plot for the conquest of the world invented by the mad scientist Ahlborg. Readers who do not like to study "......

Address At The Following Rates :— Into Every Chapter, And

sometimes both. This, he was assured, would make the book popular." There are a great many meals in this story and many descriptions of the way in which two young doctors manage......

Fiction

THE BARKRY WITCH. By Anthony Richardson. (Constable. IA. 8d.)—" Dank " is the adjective that most nearly describes Mr. Anthony Richardson's new novel. It is totally unrelieved......

Dew Of The Sea, And Other Stories. By Horace Annesley

Vachell. (Cassell. 7s. 6d. net.)—Mr. Vachell gives us under the above title over a dozen short stories. Most of them are concerned with persons desirous of acquiring " easy......

7s. 6d. Net.)—this Is A Readable Book In Which The

author THE SPECTATOR. carries out her own prescription for a successful novel ; the affairs. The d detail, some of which is almost too technical for the ordinary......

Dark Ann. By Marjorie Bowen. (john Lane. 7s. 6d. Net.)—miss

Marjorie Bowen is more at home in the fifteenth century than in the twentieth, and her attempts at psycho- logical insight into the minds of the moderns are, to say the least of......

Thou Shalt Not Kill. By Mrs. Belloe-lowndes. (hutchinson....

net.)—The devices by which Sir Ambrose Gilks tries to make away with his ward are almost too crude to be interesting ; time after time the hero has to save the unfortunate girl......