Michael Roberts, Review, 'london Mercury', Sep-tember 1937
Mr. Auden and Mr. MacNeice are turning an honest penny in an honest way:
In the fbus to-day I had a bright idea about this travel book. I brought a Byron with me to Iceland, and I suddenly thought I might write him a chatty letter in light verse about anything I could think of, Europe, literature, myself. He's the right person, I think, because he was a townee, a European, and disliked Wordsworth and that kind of approach to nature, and I find that very sympathetic.