THE first three volumes of a series designed to bring before readers the beauties of England are certainly very attractive books. The text is interesting, touching lightly history, geography, archæology, and any other subject able to contribute facts or fancies likely to arrest the attention. We imagine the volumes are not intended to serve any serious purpose; but though unsuitable for guide-books, they will certainly become favourites with lovers of the districts they severally describe.
The English Lakes.
Described by A. G. Bradley. Canterbury. Described by Canon Danks. Oxford, Described by F. D. How. All pictured by E. W. Haslehurst. Each pp. 56. (London: Blackie and Son, Ltd., 1910.) Price 2s. net each.