6 JUNE 1914, Page 26

The Celebrated Madame Campan. By Yiolette M Montagu. (Eveleigh Nash.

15s. net.)—Madame Campan began life as the waiting-woman of Marie Antoinette, in which capacity she obtained the material for the touching, even if sometimes untrustworthy, volume of memoirs on which her fame chiefly rests. After the Revolution she won the confidence of Napoleon, who selected her to educate his stepdaughter Hortense, and afterwards made her the bead of the boarding- school which be established at Ecouen to educate the orphans of his dead officers, and provide wives for his future heroes. Miss Montagu has drawn largely on Madame Campan's own memoirs, which supply the most interesting i part of her book.