4 MARCH 1905, Page 24

Men of the North Sea. By Walter Wood. (Eveleigh Nash.

Os.) —This collection of stories of the North Sea has not only the merit of being timely, but gives its readers a series of vivid pictures of the fisher fleets "of the Dogger Bank." The first story is one of the best in the book for those who prefer the tragic side of life. Lovers of dry humour will, however, find consider able entertainment in some of the later stories, especially the one called "The Wedding Run of Skipper Bain."