20 AUGUST 1948, Page 17


Sta,—In reviewing Mr. Geoffrey Gorer's book The Americans, Mr. Taplin refers to some faults of spelling that have found their way into print. It is possible that he alludes to the chapter Love and Freindship, where "Freindship " is consistently spelt with ei. This, however, is inten- tional. It is a reference to Jane Austen's early novel of that name and spelling.—Yours faithfully, DENNIS M. COHEN. The Cresset Press, ix Fitzroy Square, W.r.