23 SEPTEMBER 1882, Page 22

A Summer in the Azores, with a Glimpse of Madeira.

By C. Alice Baker. (Leo and Shepard, Boston, U.S. )—Miss Baker describes what she saw in the way of scenery and manners with a certain vivacity, and makes of her observations a fairly readable book, in which we should find, if not much to admire, nothing that need be criticised, but for the ungracious remark, made after enjoying hos- pitality in an English house, that she was received with "most an. English cordiality," and for a certain affectation of classical scholar- ship, which does not prevent her from saying "facile descensus Averni."