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'?'? fJ)*fB . inL^the' Sun,'.';'by Neville Card us- f Jonathan - Case.- ' London ) .
rpHE cricket essay is a thing cultivated .'.'?.. .in.jEnglaiid.^and ,? hero , ' Mr. Cardus mingles, fancy with -Jtact. -. The ? latter is preferable.?' Who^h'ave been 'the 'greatest
Ijoy cricketers* ;-A.-.G. -.Steel atid Crawford —and. he gives ..ftifc1a:'to-provevit. He lias i warm, heart Ibr -Australian^ and' recalls jome of the close! finishes we have won. But he has theories, as that the pro fessional cricketer must show his plebeian origin by a' different style from that of tue :ultiired gentleman; and this' with dozens 3f instances against him, as Braund, Wool ley,' or Hendren on the one side, Douglas jr Jardinc on the other. He ascribes cer tain qualities to Lord's or Oval cricket, tn'd. suggests that a Lancashire team can Qever-'be quite at home on . certain sou thern-grounds! And he gives as the three ftreutest Australian captains-. Noble, Dur ing,' «Dtl GiiTen. Now, Giffen was one of the finest cricketers of a.ll .time, but a rehlly great captain lie was' not'.' These sssay8— reprinted, and .none- 'later thnn ibout 1923— will delight every follower of the game. : '?-- . . MORE UNCONVENTkONALISM ?-?' The Young Morality, by James'. : Dickie (Hurst &.Blackett).-- V' ,. ?: TF it were a' question , of deception, or: living an immoral ? life, ?which 'would you,. choose? In come three hundred pages, you may read' what 'the heroine, chose and why. It is not a question of ethics. .The girl simply wanted, her own ivay arid she took it, willy nilly, because it was -the line of least resistance and the uleasahtest . thing to do. ' An illogical and unc'onvincing^book. ..'The author sets out to' defy' the conventions. 'and is worsted. by theni in the end. Night clubs'; and Black md Tans give a dash to. what might other wise hnve been quite .liannl rehding.' ' LIVING IN EGYPT
'Tlie Egypt of the Sojourner,' - by Gladys Pcto (J. M. Dent and Sons, London). ? - ; - jfiJGYPT is merely a place of transit, for Australians.' Many- white people, how ever, have to live there — for a time. This book- is for them, and especially, for .their womenkind. It deals with all sorts of in timate subjects, gardens, picnics, the chil dren's health, grocers' bills, servants, and so on. Egypt, says the author, is rcally-n pleasant' place, . to have lived in! Many anecdotes are in this jolly little book, as of ' the Native paper which described the sinking of a crowded native boat: 'Hap- pily ?all were snvctl. except 13 who were dro^vned.' CHRISTIAN AND COMPANY . .The Pilgrim's Progrcsa,. dramatic ? ? version' ay Wilton ? Rix' (George ? ?. '? Allen' & Unwin, Ltdrr-^Londori): '.' ' ' ?AN earnest attempt has been modo in ^T' London to bring '^Bunyan's classic story before a generation^ that is apt to overlook it. The stage version.. was played as 'an act 'of worships-players', names not published, and. applause; dis couraged. It' makes an effective drama, andj the. example.-, could- -.well be copied here. ' Any' progressive 'church might well undertake it. ? '