20 NOVEMBER 1926, Page 39

This Week's Books

ARNOLD BENNErr writes a preface to the entertaining 'es of articles which " Quex " of the Evening News has blished under the title of London Town (Partridge. 7s. 6d.).

. Nichols is alsiays very human and entertaining ; he tells how the Prince of Wales' waistcoat is cut, how the old

men who sleep in Trafalgar Square through summer nights p warm, and that Uncle Bill Newman (who likes his beer 'lar) is the strongest man in Billingsgate fish market.

e could quote endless good stories ; instead, we offer a 1 .

suggestion : next time " Quex " is in a theatre box- ce, let him tell us how they " dress the house "—it is art.