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AT 17s. 6d. Rathbone Books have brought out a number

of magnificent descriptive books, simpli- fied and illustrated accounts of subjects like Medicine, Power and Food, by such well-known authors as Ritchie Calder, Lancelot Hogben and Lord Boyd Orr. The pictures are bold and delight- ful. A revised edition of A Short History of the Chinese People, by a leading Western authority, L. Carrington Goodrich, has been prepared by Allen and Unwin at 25s. Robert Graves's Greek Myths, full of interest and full of typical Gravesian liberties, has been reissued by Cassell at 30s. after its original appearance in Penguin.