Grey of Fallodon, by G. M. Trevelyan (Longmans, 16s.) Grey of Fallodon brings together the strands which weave themselves through Grey's own Twenty-five Years. Fallodon Papers, The Charm of Birds, Fly Fishing. and the unfinished A utobiography. The talc is touched with sadness throughout, and with such a gentleness of treatment as the subject's character merits.
Those who approach the book in the hope of a close study ofGrey's foreign *icy will be disappointed,for they will find _rather a study simply of the -man which made such a policy inevitable. The policy is accordingly treated, io no great detail, with little deeply critical observation, and is indeed more or less confined to a bare recitation of the facts, most of which are already known in detail.
But that is no condemnation of the book. For anybody who, like the reviewer, is to begin with fascinated by the portrait of Grey on the dust cover and starts into it determined to wrest whatever secrets it holds about that amazingly deep, kind and strong face, will drive through to the end with pleasure.
One could merely wish that Professor Trevelyan had not broken up his cwn delightful style with so many verbatim extracts from his sources, though even this remark is no criticism of the insertion of many of Grey's letters.