SIR,—As a recent patient in the Hospital of St. John and St. Elizabeth, London—a patient inexpressibly grateful for her good fortune in having been nursed there—may 1 be allowed to suggest a plan to give pleasure to the nurses who not only lavish skill and kindness but a truly Catholic buoyancy of spirit on the patients under their charge. I should like to ask those who can, to help get together a small library whose books might enliven the intervals of night-duty or the off-time of a rainy day. Pleasant and intelligent novels, biographies and travel-books--the kind of thing your readers would appreciate themselves under similar circumstances—might be sent to the Matron, Hospital of St. John and St. Elizabeth, 60, Grove End Road, London, N.W., or left with me here—by any local donor—to be forwarded.
HELEN PARRY EDEN.
Old Gloving House, Wootton, Woodstock, Oxford.