1 MAY 1941, page 5

You Can Strike Odd Things In Hansard. This, For Example:

Take one pound each diced of potatoes, cauliflower, swedes, and carrots, three or four spring onions, if possible, one teaspoonful of vegetable extract and one table- spoonful......

A Spectator's Notebook

AIONG lending libraries," says the Encyclopaedia Britannica, " should be noticed the London Library in St. James's Square, Pall Mall." It indisputably should, pre- eminently so......

What Is The Meaning Of The Succession Of Savage Raids

on Plymouth? Plymouth, of course, is an important naval base, but not more important than others which have suffered no such accumulation of attack. Is it a kind of purposeless......

Are Fishermen, I Wonder, Actually Earning The Fabulous...

to them? A naval officer writes this: " I had a crew of patrol-service men, all fishermen. Their elders, still fishing, were earning as much as £80 as deck-hands for a week's......

A Recent Article In The Spectator Had Something To Say

on the subject of straight news and straight reviewing. A pub- lishers' slip sent in with a review copy has just been handed on to me. It bears the request: " Could Mr. Blank......

Someone—probably The Publisher—has Sent Me A Copy Of The...

Annual for 1941. There is a strong list of contributors on many interesting subjects, but some of the writing is strangely casual. It is almost startling, for example, to find......

My Note On Sir Richard Livingstone's List Of Classical Prime

Ministers has elicited some suggested emendations from a com- mentator who holds that only four out of the eighteen who held office between 1837 and 1937 (not ten, as the......

Why, I Wonder, Did The Wife Of The Bishop Of

Lincoln want to write that harsh and uncharitable letter about the death of Virginia Woolf in the Sunday Times? It was stated at the Inqu e st on Mrs. Woolf that she had left a......

Criticism In Crisis

I days when things are going wrong there is a tendency 1 to open inquests and seek scapegoats. The tendency is not necessarily wrong. The right, and sometimes the duty, of......