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WOOD SANCTUARY. By M. E. Francis and Margaret Blundell. (Allen

and Unwin. 75. 6d.)—This is the kind of love story, peopled by lay figures of one dimension and two characteristics only, which was considered suitable for girls to read some years ago. Well written enough, and with an interesting exposition on the tribulations of the amateur market-gardener, its artless admixture of descriptive snatches of natural history and of insipid romance makes it sugary and tiresome.