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ADVENTURE IN THE CHINA SEA

ADVENTURE IN THE CHINA SEA

Joseph Conrad is one of the most remarkable figures in the history of English literature. Born in Poland of Polish parentage in 1857, he had come to manhood before he mastered the English language while serving in British merchant ships. Yet he is a great stylist as well as a br
June 20, 1964 - The Sphere - London, London, England
 
LAND AND WATER

LAND AND WATER

Hong Kong's two most pressing problems are living space and water supply. The population of this teeming British Crown Colony numbers over 31 million people in an area of only 398 J square miles. A census in 1961 showed that 140,000 lived aboard sampans, junks and other types of
June 20, 1964 - The Sphere - London, London, England
 
DOWN CLOAKS

DOWN CLOAKS

At the University of Guarda in Portugal, students lay a path of black cloaks for President Americo Tomas of Portugal on his arrival for a visit. The black cloak treatment is the Portuguese equivalent of putting out the red carpet (an article on Portugal is overleaf)
June 20, 1964 - The Sphere - London, London, England
 
SMALL BUT DIVERSE

SMALL BUT DIVERSE

written and photographed by Gabor Denes The attraction of Portugal lies in its immense diversity within the compass of a relatively small country. For the traveller there is always something new and different to experience wherever he goes. The topography and even the climate co
June 20, 1964 - The Sphere - London, London, England
 
WHITE DISCS IN THE DARK

WHITE DISCS IN THE DARK

BRIAN VESEY-FITZGERALD I cannot see what flowers are at my feet Nor what soft incense hangs upon the boughs, But, in embalmed darkness, guess each sweet Wherewith the seasonable month endows The grass, the thicket, and the fruit tree wild; White hawthorn, and the pastoral eglant
June 20, 1964 - The Sphere - London, London, England
 
YACHTING

YACHTING

GABOR DENES In the championship event of such a class as the Merlin-Rocket the outcome depends on the quality of design as much as the helmsmen and crews. For in a restricted class, young enough to allow scope for development, continuous changes take place in what is considered
June 20, 1964 - The Sphere - London, London, England
 
OFF THE TOURIST TRACK

OFF THE TOURIST TRACK

BY SYLVIE NICKELS A few minutes after climbing out of St. Jean- Pied-de-Port we ran into a sea of sheep. The Land Rover nudged its way past their anxious black faces. It was 6 o'clock on a May morning and both the sheep and ourselves were heading in the same direction: to the hi
June 20, 1964 - The Sphere - London, London, England
 
COUNTRY STUDY ON HORSEBACK

COUNTRY STUDY ON HORSEBACK

Modern Rural Rides by George Winder: Hutchinson. 25s, is an account of a ride through the counties of Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire and Wiltshire on a friendly mare called Sally and of the effects-- or some of them-- which the author found as a result of the Agricultural Act of 1947
June 20, 1964 - The Sphere - London, London, England
 
MUSSOLINI: THE MAN

MUSSOLINI: THE MAN

Mussolini: Study of a Demagogue by Sir Ivone Kirkpatrick: Odhams. 45s. Germans Against Hitler by Terence Prittie: Hutchinson. 30s. Generals at War by Major-General Sir Francis de Guingand: Hodder and Stoughton. 30s. Convoy Escort Commander by Vice-Admiral Sir Peter Gretton: Cass
June 20, 1964 - The Sphere - London, London, England
 
DÜRER AND DONIZETTI

DÜRER AND DONIZETTI

DljRER AND DONIZETTI Above The arrest of Christ from Diner's woodcut (1510) is an illustration from Durer by Michael Levey: Weidenfeld and Nicolson. 25s. The German artist Durer was one of the greatest figures of the Renaissance and this book emphasises the highly personal nature
June 20, 1964 - The Sphere - London, London, England