6 JUNE 1914, Page 26

The Women of Egypt. By Elizabeth Cooper. (Hurst and Blackett.

6s. net.)—The author of this book has been privi- leged to see the women of Egypt at close quarters. She not only kept house in Cairo, but was enabled to visit on friendly terms many of her native neighbours, and to study their manners and customs behind the moushrabeah—the Egyptian equivalent for the Indian purdah. She also investigated the girls' schools, the missions and hospitals, "learning there the crying need of the woman for a larger knowledge of sanitary laws "—a fact which is not peculiar to Egypt.