Manuscript letter, 3 sheets. Comments on the war, especially the 'defection of France', and the reaction of her French acquaintances. Talks about her new book, 'Lament for Democracy', published by Dent, and says she is planning a further book. However, things are difficult for authors at the moment - paper shortages affect reviewers as well as publishers. She has had some work broadcast which has provided 'a few welcome shekels'.