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Standing By...: One Thing and Another

... (according to the Colonel of a Canadian regiment) called on the only unit in Van couver which was not recruit ing. demanded a commission forthwith, and then headed South, keeping away from units which were looking for men. This shows a spirit of goodwill and ...

Published: Wednesday 21 August 1940
Newspaper: The Bystander
County: London, England
Type: Illustrated | Words: 1864 | Page: 12, 13 | Tags: Illustrations  Review 

AN OUTSTANDING WAR-TIME NOVEL: Nevil Shute's Stirring Tale of the R.A.F.; The Love Story of Goethe and Lotte ..

... airmen are an epic subject. Never in our history have so many owed so much to so few. Pilot Officer Chambers was a member of a unit of the Coastal Command. In every kind of weather he patrolled the Channel, reporting the movements of ships, looking for enemy ...

Published: Saturday 23 November 1940
Newspaper: The Sphere
County: London, England
Type: Illustrated | Words: 2079 | Page: 30, 32 | Tags: Photographs  Review 

NOTABLE BOOKS of the WEEK: Autobiographies and Political Reportage

... has written a book of the moment and for the moment. His twelve lances are in the hands of twelve of Europe's leaders in the united war effort, and the book is in the form of a dozen intimate, biographical sketches of these men and of their backgrounds, ...

Published: Saturday 13 April 1940
Newspaper: The Sphere
County: London, England
Type: Article | Words: 1561 | Page: 28 | Tags: Review 

Morocco the Warrior

... make us all alike. Mauretayiia is obviously a standard book of lasting delight and value. The remaining books are about the United States. Mr. Sinclair Lewis's novel, Bethel Merriday (Cape gs. 6 d.), is about a girl who wants to become a great actress, ...

Published: Wednesday 17 April 1940
Newspaper: The Bystander
County: London, England
Type: Illustrated | Words: 1390 | Page: 23 | Tags: Photographs  Review 

The Bystander Bookshelf: The Devonshire House Set

... in Spanish affairs Dr. Marlowe, a strong-minded Left Wing lady, took a family party over the Pyrenees in the year after the Civil War, to look for her missing son, who had fought in the Inter national Brigade. She re members a young Aragonese marquis who ...

Published: Wednesday 03 July 1940
Newspaper: The Bystander
County: London, England
Type: Illustrated | Words: 1244 | Page: 26 | Tags: Illustrations  Review 

THE LITERARY LOUNGER

... THE LITERARY LOUNGER. BETWEEN the ending of the last civil war and the outbreak of the next, which is usually in Spain quite soon. Do you know the voice? I may have been exaggerating, but I thought the author of And No Man's Wit revealed herself ...

Published: Wednesday 31 July 1940
Newspaper: The Sketch
County: London, England
Type: Illustrated | Words: 1016 | Page: 20 | Tags: Photographs  Review 

A Combustible Edwardian

... 6 d.) is its sequel. Agreeably removed from the conditions which lacerate us, though lacerated by their own plagues -and civil wars, the Indian nobles journey into banishment, consult gurus, listen to singing on moonlit terraces, occasionally draw swords ...

Published: Wednesday 14 August 1940
Newspaper: The Bystander
County: London, England
Type: Illustrated | Words: 1756 | Page: 23, 31 | Tags: Photographs  Review 

THE LITERARY LOUNGER

... remembered when their stepfather calls it haunting he makes an understatement. Their father, a brilliant soldier, but a waster in civil life, dies in the war of 1914-18, leaving almost nothing to his wife, but to his sons a con siderable share of his difficult ...

THE LITERARY LOUNGER

... semi-villains (racecourse touts, etc.). As for class friction, trade unionism, strikes, slumps, unemployment, Fascism and civil war not a mention. The effect and no doubt the intention.of such literature, Mr. Orwell decides, is to make the masses contented ...