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Why the British book practically disappeared from the Canadian market during the war. The stimulus this gave to Canadian book publishing. The delegation to Britain, in which the speaker took part, and its dual purpose: to discuss with the British publishers what could be done to ensure the re-entry of the British book into the Canadian market; to discuss what could be done to create a market for Canadian books in Britain. The war damage in London. The dock strike and how it effected the delegation. Britain taking war destruction in her stride. Some personal anecdotes of the speaker's experiences in Britain, serving to illustrate the conditions there, and the attitude of the British people to what they had and still have to deal with. Shortages in Britain. The food situation. A description of country and London pubs. A few words about Ontario House and the work being done there. The experience of travelling in Britain. Some concluding quotes from Ruskin and Kipling.