15 DECEMBER 1944, Page 4

I am not very deeply impressed by the ingenuity of

a late official of the Ministry of Home Security who has discovered that a comfort- able way of reading in bed is to project the reading matter on to the ceiling by a kind of magic lantern apparatus and just lie and read. The ordinary way sounds simpler, but, in fact, for some people there is a better way still. Lord Grey used to say that till his sight failed, he never knew how to read in bed without getting cold. When he had to take to braille he kept the book under the bedclothes, and the