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The Narrow Search. By Andrew Garve. (Collins, 10s. 6d.) Another

very good, bloodless, English tale of a kidnapping, by a rather livelier writer than Mr. Wade. Andrew, Garve has been a reporter in his time, and a good one, and his background of one particular-and unfamiliar- aspect of the English scene is carefully observed and readably described. A good, sensible, prob- able, enjoyable, novel.