In Brief Authority
by F. Anstey
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Lyre and Lancet. With 24 Full-page Illustrations.

SPEAKER.—'Mr. Anstey has surpassed himself in "Lyre and Lancet."... One of the brightest and most entertaining bits of comedy we have had for many a day.'

Vice Versa; or, a Lesson to Fathers.

SATURDAY REVIEW.—'If ever there was a book made up from beginning to end of laughter, and yet not a comic book, or a "merry" book, or a book of jokes, or a book of pictures, or a jest book, or a tomfool book, but a perfectly sober and serious book in the reading of which a sober man may laugh without shame from beginning to end, it is a book called "Vice Versa; or a Lesson to Fathers."... We close the book, recommending it very earnestly to all fathers in the first instance, and their sons, nephews, uncles, and male cousins next.'

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The Valley of Fear. With a Frontispiece.

By the Author of 'The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes,' 'The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes,' 'The Lost World,' &c.

Punch.—'As rousing a sensation as the greediest of us could want. I can only praise the skill with which a most complete surprise is prepared.'

Pall Mall Gazette.—'My Dear Watson! All good "Sherlockians" will welcome Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's new story with enthusiasm ... it is all very thrilling and very fine reading.'

Journeys with Jerry the Jarvey.


Scotsman.—'The stories are so good and the epigrams so quaint that one is loath to lay it down. A book that can call forth a hearty laugh on nearly every page.'

Field.—'The stories are really irresistible, and there is not a dull page in the whole book.'

Oliver. By B. PAUL NEUMAN.

Author of 'The Greatness of Josiah Porlick,' 'Chignett Street,' &c.

Westminster Gazette.—'The first hundred pages contain as fine a piece of restrained realistic writing as our recent literature has put forth. We laid down this very individual book with a wholesome respect for Mr. Neuman's literary art.'

Punch.—'The thing is remarkably well done, a close and unsparing treatment of a subject by no means easy ... an original and successful story.'

Two Who Declined. By HERBERT TREMAINE.

Evening Standard.—'A striking, even absorbing novel. Its author will certainly "count" before long.'

Pall Mall Gazette.—'A very clever story, and a work of great promise.'

Some Elderly People and their Young Friends.


Author of 'The Fortune of Christina McNab,' 'A Lame Dog's Diary,' &c.

Globe.—'Miss Macnaughtan at her best. All her characters are charming. Her books are a sovereign remedy for depression and misanthropy.

Daily Telegraph.—'One of the most engaging stories that we have read for a goodly while—a story full of lively wit and mellow wisdom. Delightful is indeed the word which best sums up the whole book.'

The Pastor's Wife.


Globe.—'A wonderful portrait of a woman by a woman. The power of this story is undeniable, and the analysis of feminine feeling almost uncanny. A very remarkable novel indeed.'

Spragge's Canyon.

By HORACE ANNESLEY VACHELL. Author of 'The Hill,' 'The Paladin,' 'Blinds Down,' etc.

Pall Mall Gazette.—'It is a fine story, told with all the art of which Mr. Vachell is a master.'

Molly, My Heart's Delight.

By KATHARINE TYNAN. Author of 'A Midsummer Rose,' 'John Bulteel's Daughters,' etc.

Globe.—'A charming and altogether captivating heroine. A story to make one glad o' the reading.'

The Ways of Miss Barbara.

By AGNES and EGERTON CASTLE. Authors of 'Rose of the World,' 'French Nan,' etc.

Liverpool Daily Post.—'This delightful story of old world gallantry and gaiety bubbles over with comedy and kindness. This should be one of the most popular novels of the season.'

A Green Englishman, and other Stories of Canada

By S. MACNAUGHTAN. Author of 'The Fortunes of Christina M'Nab,' 'The Expensive Miss du Cane,' etc.

Observer.—'Miss Macnaughtan has the crispness and sense of rounding off of the ideal short story writer.'

A Freelance in Kashmir.


Times.—'There are a happy few to-day who understand the tradition of Trollope, and Lady Charnwood must be reckoned among them. There is insight, reflection, a gift for the invention of natural incident and the flow of natural dialogue, and humour.'

A Tale of the Great Anarchy.

By Lieut.-Colonel G. F. MacMUNN, D.S.O., Author of 'The Armies of India.'

Birmingham Daily Post.—'Colonel MacMunn knows his India and his history; and for this stirring story he has turned to the inviting period of the "Great Anarchy."'

Scotsman.—'The author may be congratulated on having written so entertaining and instructive a novel.'

They Who Question.

A Novel by a well-known writer published anonymously.

Daily Telegraph.—'A story which is packed with thought in itself, and well calculated also to arouse and stimulate thought in others. The book is one to be recommended.'

La Belle Alliance.

By ROWLAND GREY, Author of 'Green Cliffs,' etc.

Daily Telegraph.—'This is a fresh, human, very sympathetic story, founded upon close observation of life. It will delight girl-readers, although it is secretly directed at their parents.'

The House of the Foxes.

By KATHARINE TYNAN. Author of 'Honey, My Honey,' 'Molly, My Heart's Delight,' etc.

Morning Post.—'Mrs. Katharine Tynan brings her superior art to adorn a legendary tale of the Irish family of the Rosses of Turloughmore.'

Pall Mall Gazette.—'There is much genial description of homely Irish humble life woven through the story. Meg is a charming heroine.'

Two Sinners.

By Mrs. DAVID G. RITCHIE. Author of 'Man and the Cassock,' 'The Truthful Liar,' 'The Human Cry,' etc.

Spectator.—'An extremely clever and interesting novel. The book is rich in surprises and, as Sir James Paget once said, surprise in the great essential in recreation.'

The Irish Nuns at Ypres: An Episode of the War.

By D. M. C., O.S.B. (Member of the Community).

Edited by R. BARRY O'BRIEN, Author of 'The Life of Charles Stewart Parnell,' &c. With an Introduction by JOHN REDMOND, M.P.

Yorkshire Post.—'No more vivid and impressive narrative of what German frightfulness means to the civilian population has yet been seen. The story once read will not soon be forgotten.'

Court Journal.—'Those who are on the look out for a war book off the beaten track should get this work. It is one of the most powerful yet simple narratives that we have seen. It will rank when the war is over as one of the most damaging pieces of evidence against the Germans and their methods.'

Paris Waits: 1914.

By Mrs. M. E. CLARKE.

Punch.—'I have seldom met a volume of more pronounced "heart Interest" than "Paris Waits." Not only are her pen-pictures remarkably vivid and realistic, but the camera has also helped.'

Times.—'It is a very familiar tale that is told in these pages, yet it gains a new pathos, a deeper significance from the simple yet eloquent way it is told.'

Daily Mail.—'A noteworthy book. It relates in detail the story of those tragic days.'

War and Lombard Street.

By HARTLEY WITHERS. Author of 'The Meaning of Money,' 'Poverty and Waste,' &c.

Times.—'Carried out with the same happy touch of literary simplicity and wit, combined with an expert knowledge of his subject, which has given distinction and popular value to his preceding books. Nothing could be clearer or more enlightening for the general reader.'

Morning Post.—'In brief but most attractive language it deals with the historic financial events of the past six months. A most fascinating resume of the financial events of the crisis up to date.'

Daily News.—'Mr. Withers knows all the machinery of the money market, and he has a lucid style which makes matters plain normally very mysterious and technical to the layman.'

The Tollhouse.

By EVELYN ST. LEGER, Author of 'The Shape of the World,' 'The Blackberry Pickers.'

Times.—'An appealing and humorous picture of the life of an old-fashioned English village in war time.'

Scotsman.—'This charming short novel.'

The Spirit of England.

A Series of Papers written in 1914 and 1915.

By the Right Hon. GEORGE W. E. RUSSELL, Author of 'Collections and Recollections,' &c.

Scotsman.—'An eminently readable book in which many good things come up by the way. It is always thoughtful and stimulating.'

Globe.—'This very Interesting and suggestive book.'

Life of John Viriamu Jones.


Pall Mall Gazette.—'This Life of the first Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wales is very well done, and gives us an admirable portrait of a singularly earnest, strenuous, and lovable nature.'

Times.—'This fascinating volume.'

South Wales Daily News.—'Will be largely read, not only in the Principality, but far beyond its confines ... deeply interesting.'

The Minor Horrors of War.

By Dr. A. E. SHIPLEY, F.R.S., Master of Christ's College, Cambridge.

This book deals with various insect and other pests which cause disgust, discomfort, and often disease amongst our troops now fighting in all quarters of the globe.

Country Life.—'A book which gives a good deal of very necessary information in an entertaining manner.'

Medical Officer.—'It may be studied with advantage in barracks or billets, in the tropics or the trenches.'

The System of National Finance.


Morning Post.—'The book should become a permanent addition to the literature of the subject, the more so as there is no other which deals with the Nation's finance in the same practical manner.'


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