Other formats

    Adobe Portable Document Format file (facsimile images)   TEI XML file   ePub eBook file  


    mail icontwitter iconBlogspot iconrss icon

The Spike or Victoria College Review October 1929

Some Valuable Books

page 35

Some Valuable Books

We have much pleasure in announcing the acquisition to the College Library of a fine set of books by authoritative writers in science and literature. In order that these valuable books may be brought prominently before the students, the Librarian has supplied a few notes on some of the outstanding works. From his notes we have compiled a few potted reviews.

"Not Too Sanguinary," by W-lt-r Ev-ns, is an admirable thesis by an authority on revenue pastimes, notably golf.

"Her Golden Hair," by K-r-n Z - - - l-r, is a tonsorial treatise.

An authoritative colloboration by D. Pr - - stly and V - - n Ev-ns. "How I Won the Plunket Medal," is the best work in dramatic art to date.

"The Clutching Hand," by Pr-f. F., is an illuminating study of the X-ray apparatus.

A dramatic work that should command attention is "The Last Rehearsal," by S-ncl - - r Br - - n. This young author, whose experiences on the stage have won wide attention, emphasises the importance of conscientious application to rehearsals. She points her contention with a story of a young girl who was taken from the cast of a play because she was too elsewhere.

An essay, "The Bedroom Window," by J. L. M-D-ff, is an illuminating study aptly illustrated by a night scene from Mount Street.

J - - k M - ll - r makes a valuable contribution to learning with "The Rabbit," a biological thesis. This writer shows surprising versatility, for also in the collection is another volume, "The Fair Sex."

Intimate confessions are frankly written by H-rry R - - d, who, in "Where Are My Trousers?" tells of an embarrassing moment.

A happy romance, "Let Us All Re-Joyce," from the pen of C-m M-lf - - y, has many delightful pages.

"The Offended Footballer," by M-x T-rn-r, is an intriguing story of a famous half-back who was overlooked for the first fifteen because of the jealousy of the selector.

Pr-f. F. P. contributes two volumes of sketches, "The High Lights of Sydney" and "Gems from the Desert Song." Both are polished and graphic narratives showing a depth of personal experience.

"Competing Transports," by R. H. C. M - - k - -z-e, is a study in economics, dealing with the transport systems, but the author is unconsciously biased towards road travelling in preference to rail.

Nothing could be more engrossing than a treatise on human nature, "The Letter Rack" by M-ld-d B-ggs. The book is the fruit of many hours in research and study.