PLEASANT PORTS OF CALL

PLEASANT PORTS OF CALL

A DIFFERENT TYPE OF GUIDE FOR THE WAYFARER IN ENGLAND

We have just received for review a copy of the second edition of "Signposts," by W. G. McMixmies, known to many of the older generation of readers as an ardent trials enthusiast on car and motor-cycle. This book has nothing to do with trials work, but is a new type of guide book to hotels. These are in most cases, not the stereotype " George " or " Crown" of the market or cathedral town, but a new type of hotel which has grown up lately under the stimulus of motoring, and which offers in addition to good food, lashings of

baths and . hot water and soft beds, riding, shooting, fishing, bathing, tennis and other amusements. Road houses and country restaurants are also included. Many of the places described are off the beaten track, but their position is shown in almost every case by a small map, while for planning a stay in a locality in which one is interested, the eleven pages of maps covering England and Wales and marked with the page-reference of the various hotels are excellent, though we confess we got a little tired of

the phrase "from a Geographia Map" on every page. Our own experience with one or two of the hotels mentioned has been less fortunate than was the author's but that does not lessen the value of the work as a whole. For anyone constantly travelling over the roads of England or planning a holiday a little out of the ordinary the book is a great acquisition and well worth the three shillings and

sixpence it costs. The publishers are Messrs. Simpkin Marshall of Stationers' Hall Court, E.C.4.