A Batsford Century. Edited by }lector Bolitho. (Batsforti, 10s. 6d.)
An exceptionally jolly book, heauta fully produced. It has been prepared under Hector Bolitho's able editorship. for the friends and business associates of B, T. Batsford Ltd., on the occa sion of the fir ills becoming a cen tcnarian
The publishers modestly declare that it is not expected that all of its pages will be of interest to general readers into whose hands it may tall: but as a record of the building up, from small beginnings, • of ti family firm of publishers and booksellers, parts' of the story will add something to the social history of the last hundred years.
J. F. T. P.
The House of Macmillan. By .Charles Morgan. (Macmillan, 8s. 6d.)
Maamillan's centenary falls also in 1943. The story, which Mr. Morgan tells with grace and sympathy, is of two Scots brothers who by their untiring zeal and integrity of character combined success with the fulfilment of their ideals. Publishing seems. indeed, to be a family affair.
John Inglesant was one of the lion's outstanding discoveries. The public acclaimed it. Gladstone acclaimed it. Cardinal Manning acclaimed it, safeguarding himself at the Name time against the author's heresies. a I aro writing as a Literary Critic:. he told Macmillan, " not as a Catholic Inquisitor. In the latter office I should of course burn the book and John Shorthouse. Happily, I have no need or duty to do so and I wish hint long life to give us many more books."