21 DECEMBER 1867, Page 23

Sea Fights, from Slays to Navarino. By Mrs. R. Valentine.

(F. lVarne and Co.)—It is only necessary to give the name of this book in order to excite the curiosity of every boy who is old enough to plague his parents with visions of the Navy. When he comes to read the book he will find nothing in it to cool his natural ardour. Mrs. Valentine has written expressly for him, and for all who agree with him, and parents will think that she is in a conspiracy with their boys to put an ea to -classical studies. The accounts of the various great naval battles are good, but the illustrations are quite impossible.