6 JANUARY 1912, Page 36

Rem)Antic No - ma—The Forward in Love. By Richard Bird (Herbert and

Daniel. Os.)—There is a certain naive charm about this picture of is don turned undergraduate for love, but the author is entirely right in calling it "an improbable comedy."—John Temple. By Ralph Durand. (Macmillan and Co. 6s.)—An interesting novel concerned with Francisco Barroto's attempt to establish a South African empire for Portugal in the days of Queen Elizabeth. Besides the historical interest of the story it is full of exciting escapes and adventures.