LETTERS FROM ENGLAND by Margaret Culkin Benning


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A fighting feminist writes of England in 1942, largely in terms of its women, what they are doing, the problems they face. Due to the growing anti-British sentiment in America, she made a trip over there by Clipper to see what was what for herself. Here, in letters to her daughter, is the record of what she saw, pleasantly, personally annotated with small talk, meetings with celebrities such as Jennie Lee, Margaret Biddle, Storm Jameson, Nancy Astor, Harold Laski, Sir Stafford Cripps. There's her report on air damage, on food rationing, on schools and nurseries, on women in factories and in the armed services. She came away with the conclusion that England today is a democracy ""more realistic than our own"". Painless propaganda, home and club-woman appeal. But not up to I.A.R. Wylie's Flight to England (Coming March 12-Random House -- Page 8).

Pub Date: March 3rd, 1943
Publisher: Harper