ENGLAND'S GREEN AND PLEASANT LAND [To the Editor of the
SPECTATOR.] Sin,—Captain J. W. Dixon, who writes a letter to you in your issue of January 9th, no doubt is admirable in his own profes-
sion. But he does not shine in the unaccustomed field of
literary criticism. " Personally I believe " (he writes to you) " the book England's Green and Pleasant Land, to be a compo-
site production, the authors being a small section of the Liberal Party." Your correspondent has evidently never heard of " Q's " remark that people who think a ballad can be made by a public meeting should call a public meeting and try. We are sorry to intercept a bouquet to even the smallest section of the Liberal Party, but the book has had no abnormal birth. We haVe, of course, correctly described its authorship. What we wrote was that'it is "'the work of a skilled writer who knows our rural civilization through and through."—I
Sir, &c., JONATHAN CAPE. 30 Bedford Square, London, W.C. 1.