Miss Beatrice Grimshaw has obtained the necessary quiet for her work in her Papuan home, and incidentally she has deepened and broadened her knowledge
of the South seas and the men and women who have made the islands their home. There are very few writers, if any who have more intimate knowledge of this special subject than Miss Grim shaw. "Conn of the Coral Seas" (Hurst and Blackett, Ltd.) breaks new ground for the popular writer, takes her read- ers to it group of islands where British and French Commisioners, always the best of friends, "watch" the interests of their countries. And as always where tW aiitlMHritjr ?* in doubt, aui> bo)<t spirit wiU ««e to it that authority is Skmted. The herowe U a ?o*t unwnut type, an attractive Irish girl, who haa made a "student marriage" so that she my be free to see the world but has found that a husband unproducable and unknown can become a heavy millstone. In her wanderings she lands on the Cum- berlands, and is almost immediately the
centres of island plottings. Conn as a magnificent type of pioneer with a genius for colonisation, and as is but right and proper, in this tale of romance and ad venture in which the hero rescues beauty in distress, he wins his desire as resident magistrate when Britain takes over the islands. Our copy is from the Melbourne house of the publishers.