20 NOVEMBER 1926, Page 39

* * * * Interest in her colonies and in

the extra-European world in general has never been very marked in France, though the. popularity of Kipling shows that for some time past the public has been tempted further afield. Besides M. Gide's there has been another travel book which has aroused atten- tion : M. Paul Morand's Bien pc la Terre, which is an account of a voyage round the world.