6 JANUARY 1912, Page 35

The Story of Clarice. By Katharine Tynan. (James Clarke and

Co. Gs.)—The experienced reader will discover very early in this book the probable parentage of the heroine, Clarice. He also will see that all is quietly making for the restitution of the estates to the riglitful heir of the Godolphins by the pleasant coineidence common to many cheerful works of fiction. The man with whom Clarice is in love is of course the next heir. Katharine Tynan often arranges these amiable and transparent secrets for her readers, and The Story of Clarice is as charmingly written as might be expected from so accomplished an author. The character of tho' minister, the Rev. Alexander Elliott, is very well drawn, and the whole book delightfully free from modern problems.