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Cousin Hugh. By Theo. Douglas. (Methuen and Co. 6s.)— This

story of the beginning of the nineteenth century is partly concerned with the plots for enabling French prisoners to escape from England. That is to say, it is concerned with the con- sequences of those plots, though the details of them are never entered into. The reader at the end will remain uncertain whether or not a real ghost makes away with the heroine, and whether the man who masquerades as a ghost has or has not a spiritual counterpart. The story is well written, and the escape of Lady Marrable, who is at the back of the plots, is ingeniously managed.