What subtl difference is implied between the meanings of the words Exhibition and Fair? For the past four years the publishing trade, sponsored by the Sunday Times, called their dignified show at Dorland House the Book Exhibition. This year the trade has got whimsical and has renamed it, with a kind of affectionate diminutive, "'Fair."
Amid fanfare of public applause, the opening ceremony at Dorland House was performed by Mr. Winston Churchill on Monday last. Afterwards the publishers themselves foregathered for a more intimate celebration. Into the sleeping antiquity of I the lovely period setting of Chandos House seethed publishers, authors, journalists, attd all the exponents of modern thought throUgh verbal expression.
If propaganda is strongest through the written word what opportunity was given to a would-be dictator to wipe out the entire publishing world by a nicely-placed explosive over Queen Anne Street on Monday? Instead nothing disturbed an evening of pleasant contacts, quiet conversation, and, as, might be expected with publishers, the pight ended in words, words and more words