31 MAY 1930, Page 32

Durham. Cathedral, by the Rev. James Wall, is one of

the " Famous Churches" series (Dent, cloth 2s. 6d. or leather 4s. 6d.). It is written with special emphasis upon the personal element in the history of Durham, so that the casual visitor may not be entirely dependent for interest upon the grandeur of the architecture.. This, however, is very fully described, and the author has not omitted to mention various legends and traditions as well as the more fully authenticated-historical facts connected with the Cathedral. It is an excellent idea of the publisher to put upon the end papers a series of small sketches designed to enable readers to appreciate the difference between the various types of architecture and the ciOthing' of the figures in the windows and- of sculptures according to date and style. .