A fine book of minor pieces by Lewis, some of which concern friends and influences upon him. There are book reviews and an obituary of Charles Williams which read well and help in one's understanding of Lewis's intellectual development. The longest essays concern the purpose and manner of education and they still have something to say to us today. For those who want to know why the Oxford University English Literature syllabus from the 1930s-1960s was as it was i.e. focused upon the past, they find answers here.