from the Ends of the Earth. By Mary Trevelyan. (Faber, 7s. 6d.) Reviewed by FRANCIS BURDETT FROM the Ends of the Earth tells Us about the Student tvluvernent ,House that used to be in Russell Square and has now found temporary quarters in Gower Street. It was founded in 191 7 as a memorial, to Btitish students who had died for their country. Its point, and of course its difficulty, is that it is open to all students, whatever then. nationality or colour.. It is meant to foster peace ancl friendship in a world wheie stlife has been accentuated since 1914.
This is an admirable description of an admirable work. A series of chapters is devoted to the year's 1932 up to 1940. We are given glimpses of daily happenings in the House, gay and sometimes tragic, and incidentally learn something of the tact and humour and deep sympathy that ate essential for success.
In 1937 Miss Trevelyan tools a needed holiday and spent it going round the world and visiting in their own homes old friends shc had wel
comed to the House, She collected some useful information in India and as an appendix there is reprinted a report she wrote on 7 he EnglandReturned Man. This is a phrase used in India to denote students who have returned home after a course of studies in England.
The book is illustrated with excellent photographs, and Miss Trevelyan would seem to he an ideal Warden.