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ADOLESCENT LOVE SIR, —Mr. Harold Nicolson's article on Monsieur Queval's-book, PAir

de Londres, raises some interesting questions. According to Monsieur Queval, even " the most adult " of English love affairs are " adolescent in style." How does he know ? On what evidence does he base this disturb- ing conclusion ? In what researches was such evidence collected ? Were these researches extensive enough to warrant a generalisation being applied to many millions of human individuals ? May we take it that his investi- gations were not seriously marred by predilections for privacy ?—Your