For several years Garden Clubs have leaned toward herbs. Herb gardens have now begun to vie with oriental arrangements, color gardens, rock gardens, and this year the publis should be quite ready to welcome such a complete and charming book on the subject. There is an added appeal in this book for it is delightfully written in an informal manner that easily brings in the history and story of each herb, -- its uses, culinary or medicinal, its present value, if ornamental, hardy, poisonous, savoury, etc., at the same time quoting from a wide variety of sources -- the Bible, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Emerson, Warner and A. E. Newton. There is much to interest the antiquarian and historian who dotes on lore and sentiment. We predict anyone who reads this book will find its lure so strong there will be people digging, collecting (even swiping) herbs from many a wood, field or roadside this spring and summer to add to their garden. Do not be misled by the ""Northern Gardens."" Practically all of these herbs will grow in our average American climate. Do look up and suggest the delightful ways to cook with herbs, to use them in salads and so on.