14 JUNE 1902, Page 22

Love's Mirage. By Daisy Hugh Pryce. (Greening and Co. 6s.)—Miss

Pryce is not so readable on the Nile as she is in the harem of "The Pasha" at Constantinople. Still, there is such a fascination about that ancient river that the baldest account of a Nile voyage is acceptable, if only for the sake of the delightful memories it evokes. Miss Pryce takes us cheerily over the tourist-trodden paths, and if she weaves in a commonplace love- story and an incredibly melodramatic Baroness, that at any rate will give people some jam with their powder. Opinions, how- ever, may differ as to which is the poirder and which the jam.