This is a link to a letter written to Melbourne from England but it has a distinct literary focus.
Click here to read Pages of England.
Probably most relevant are the sections regarding the state of Children's Literary Translation and how English is exporting itself but not returning the favour. Although there are of course exceptions to the rule - we at Thesaurus well remember the delightful success of the Fleurville Trilogy, recently translated from French. If you are interested in reading more French texts try the Nicholas series which is adorable; of course the Tintin and Asterix series and Toby Alone & Toby and the Secrets of the Tree.