Berlitzof Lausanne, who produce splendid phrase books for English speakers, covering 21 languages, have published a series of guide books in the same pocket size, 4 in. x 5½ in. They cover all manner of countries, cities and regions, are well illustrated and give all manner of useful information not provided by some other guides we have seen. We “tested” them by comparing our own knowledge of certain places with the guides for those places and they all passed the test. At 95p each they offer excellent value for money and would be a worthwhile addition to the kit of anyone who travels whether for business or for pleasure. In Britain they are distributed by Cassell Ltd., 35 Red Lion Square, London, WC1.–G.P.