13 MAY 1916, Page 17

READABLE NovELs.—The Little Lady of the Big House. By Jack

London. (Mills and Boon. 6s.)—The story of a Californian ranch. The efficient and wealthy owners and inhabitants appear to suffer from vices usually ascribed to the idle rich.—Nobody. By Louis Joseph Vance. (Hodder and Stoughton. 6s.)—An American story concerning an innocent adventuress.—Earth to Earth. By Richard Dehan. tWilliam Heinemann. 6s.)—Short stories on various subjects Though entertaining, they go far to prove that the talent of " Richard Dehan " is much better employed on long novels.