Reported originally for Fall- as follows:- The well-known English journalist sums up impressions of a long life, a sort of an attempt at an explanation of an answer to the riddle of the modern world. The first portion is charming and devoted to the description of a voyage on a frigate through the Mediterranean with his son. This was in 1935. From then on the chapters are rambling discursive speculations as the Nazi juggernaut and the war advance, speculations of a delightful elderly humanist, who has seen much of the world, more of the sea, who loves England, who struggles between hope and fear of the future, but whose hopes in the end prevail. It is not always original nor new nor stimulating, but there is something moving about the staunch Britisher's animadversion. Tomlinson fans of years back will enjoy these pages. But it wont widen his market.