3 FEBRUARY 1939, Page 22


[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR] SIR,—I suppose that there are still some people who like myself enjoy The Home Life of Herbert Spencer as a bedside book. They will be sorry to see that the charming house in which he lived at the corner of Avenue Road and Queen's Grove, N.W. with three old ladies, is being destroyed—pre- sumably with a view to putting up some nasty red brick building with niggling little windows. Anyone who would like to take a last look at it had better make haste, for part of the roof has already been taken off.—Yours, &c., E. S. P. HAYNES.

9 New Square, Lincoln's Inn, W.C. 2.