13 MAY 1943, Page 13


Snt,—Had Mr. Harold Nicolson's delightful article on the literature which North Africa has inspired been written a few days later, he might have found it not inappropriate to recall the allusion in Paradise Lost (Book I, lines 585-7) to those ". . . whom Biserta sent from Afric shore When Charlemain with all his peerage fell By Foruarabbia."

—Yours truly, M. MANSERGH. United University Club, Suffolk Street, S.W. z.