13 JULY 1956, Page 27

Ways and Means

EXTRACTS from Abroad on the Cheap. by Wendy Hall (Faber and Faber, 10s. 6d.), were chosen for this year's Spectator travel supple- ment; it is the best little guide of its kind that has appeared in many years. There ate one or two minor eccentricities—vacuum flasks are surely now carried to keep drinks cold rather than hot, on the Continent: and one disputable generalisation—that 'Italy comes into much. the same price range as France.' In theory, perhaps, but in practice Italy is much the cheaper of the two. In general, though, the guidance is sound and helpful: where to go, how to go, where to eat, how much to tip,