12 APRIL 1935, Page 6

My suggestion last week that Truro was the scene of

Mr. Hugh Walpole's novel The Cathedral has produced a counter suggestion that The Cathedral is in fact based on Durham. I believe it is based on both, but I 'men- tioned only Truro because I happened to be writing about that -city in another connexion. I understand, indeed, that Edinburgh made some contribution to the novel too.