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Readable Novels.—the Hampstead Mystery. By Watson And...

6s.)—An exceedingly good detective story begin- ning in the orthodox way with a murder.—The Grey Shepherd. By J. E. Buckrose. (Hodder and Stoughton. 35. 6d.)—An idyll of country......

Fiction.

XINGU.* Wa confess to approaching the novels and stories of Mrs. Wharton. with mingled emotions, in which a reverent admiration for her ability, her subtlety, and her artistic......

The Woman—bless Her. By Marjory Macmurchy. (s. B. Gandy,...

Humphrey Milford. Al net.) —Anappeal to women for proper recognition of their work in war and reconstruction. It is addressed primarily to the women of Canada, but can be read......

Some Books Of The Week.

Entice in this column does not necessarily preclude subsezuent restos.) The War and Wales. By the Rev. J. Vyrnvry Morgan. (Chapman and Hall. 10s. 6d. net.)—Dr. Morgan, the......

Boors Or Reference.—tho Stately Debretts Peerage,...

for 1917, edited by A. G. M. Heselrige (Dean and Sons, 37s. 6d. net), makes its appearance with its accustomed regularity, and, despite the exceptional work entailed by the......