"England and the Farmer."
One of two reviews by Bates of England and the Farmer, edited by H.J. Massingham. Bates criticizes the book's rosy picture of the past and notes the bleak social conditions that led to massive migrations from rural to urban areas. It was probably the other review, in The Spectator, that sparked a contentious interchange with Massingham. In the "Reviews of Books" section of Life and Letters To-day (August 1941, pp. 146-149).