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Islands on our doorstep

THE CHANNEL ISLANDS, by S. P. B. Mais (Christopher Johnson, 12s. 6d.).

A N admirable addition to the ribibliography of the Channel Islands-and one.which brings us up to date with the conditions at present prevailing in these lovely islands.

Jersey and Guernsey are adequately dealt with-and we are given enough local history to make our visit with the author interesting. It is. hoWever, with the lesser-known islands of Alderney and Sark that the best chapters are concerned. Sark. that miniscule fragment of feudal Normandy, is most enchantingly described; and those who saw that entertaining film, "Appointment with Venus," will recognise many of the "shots" appearing in this picture. One cannot help, too, but admire the sturdy patriotism of the Alderney islanders who to this day prefer to consider themselves as liege men and women of the Duchess of Normandy rather than as subjects of the Queen of England.




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