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Mr. S. P. B. MAIS
THIS is the first talk in a new series, by S. P. B. Mais , the ex-schoolmaster who has, in the last year, established himself as a microphone personality. ' The Unknown Island' is not some exotic reef-fringed spot in the South Seas, it is the Britain that we all of us think we know. But how many of us really do ? The state of foreign exchanges is forcing many people to spend their holidays in their native land; are they properly prepared to make the most of such a real opportunity to discover its beauty and its character, its interest and its romance ? They may learn a great deal from these personal explorations conducted by Mr. Mais; he has taken the trouble to know England as few people do. He will discover for us some of the interest and romance that lies off the beaten track of all our highways and byways.


Unknown: Mr. S. P. B. Mais
Unknown: S. P. B. Mais

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