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Escape From The Legion. By Ted Harris. (murray. 8s. 6d.)

MR. HARRIS—the nom de guerre chosen by the author—has produced a fresh variation on a-far from original theme. For some years we have been spared narratives, authentic,......

Longmans Miscellany : No. 1. (longmans. 7s. 6d.)

PUBLISHED by Longmans in Calcutta, this miscellany has the two- fold purpose of increasing the supply of good reading available in India, and of increasing the opportunities for......

Country Life

WE are going to hear a deal about the formation of so-called National Parks. The places officially put in the first class are the Lake District, Snowdonia, Dartmoor, the Peak......

Shorter Notices

THIS most important book is one of the first serious attempts to discuss the most recent thinking on Time by the physicists and relate it to the ideas of Time held by......

Odd Nests

Here are some nesting oddities—from North Ireland. In one garden a blackbird built in a creeper on the wall and a wren built in the outside of the blackbird's nest. Near by a......

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to be sent overseas. This will enable copies of The Spectator to be forwarded to friends of our readers, both civilians and those in the Forces, in any part of the world, except......

The Way Of A Seed A Quaint Example Of That

Fifth Solomonic Wonder, the way of a seed in the earth, has reached me in corroboration of an example, given here many weeks ago, of die beneficial effects of carrying seed in......

Fresh Water Food

How greatly we neglect our suppliers of fresh water fish in ordinary times is suggested by war-time experiences in the Lakes. In one year a volunteer force of anglers, so to......

In My Garden

How invariably wild plants say " Thank you " for inclusion in a garden! A few harebells transplanted—into a heatherbed—are perhaps three times as floriferous as those twenty......