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FARJEON (Joseph Jefferson, 1883-1955, Detective Novelist and Playwright)

Autograph picture postcard signed to Eileen Cond, saying "I am sure my sister", the writer Eleanor Farjeon, 1881-1965, "will be glad to autograph your books" and giving her address in Hampstead, "My own 'book news' is that 'Rona Runs Away' has sold 20,000 in its first month and my next for Collins is their selection for March ... This sounds horribly conceited - and I think it is!", with on verso a coloured view of Ovingdean Steps near Brighton, Ditchling, Sussex, 5th January

Item Date:  1946
Stock No:  17138      £20

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FARJEON (Joseph Jefferson, 1883-1955, Detective Novelist and Playwright)

Autograph picture postcard signed to Eileen Cond, thanking her for her letter with "apologies from Mr. Swift", his pen-name Anthony Swift, "for keeping you awake at nights!", he mentions two titles under his own name, and adds "Yes, 'Gallops' [his play] is a lovely place - we know it well. Winter is still awful!", with on the verso a coloured picture by John Nash of 'Aylesbury Plain', there is a printed quotation from King George VI '... Help to make the world a better place and life a worthier thing' above the space for correspondence, Ditchling, Sussex, 7th February

Item Date:  1947
Stock No:  17140      £20

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FARJEON (Joseph Jefferson, 1883-1955, Detective Novelist and Playwright)

Autograph picture postcard signed to Eileen Cond, recalling Sidmouth "of 30 years ago", and adding "Am I pleased with 'Perils of the Pyrenees'? Well, I am with the way it is selling. The King included it among the books he took with him to South Africa!", with on the verso a view of Ditchling Beacon and Village, Ditchling, Sussex, 16th April

Item Date:  1947
Stock No:  17141      £20

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FARJEON (Joseph Jefferson, 1883-1955, Detective Novelist and Playwright)

Autograph picture postcard signed with initials to Eileen Cond, saying he is "Very glad to hear from you again, and of course I don't mind about Smith Minor's spelling! You may be right, though I find most people do like it (and they may be wrong!) ... The book before my last was 'The Third Victim' - not my best, though it has done very well. So sorry this is all about me! ... Good luck to your rabbits", with on verso a view of Cissbury from Salvington, Ditchling, Sussex, 25th July

Item Date:  1942
Stock No:  17132      £25

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FARJEON (Joseph Jefferson, 1883-1955, Detective Novelist and Playwright)

Autograph picture postcard signed with initials to Eileen Cond, saying he is glad she enjoyed "my recent books, and hope you will like my latest, 'Green Mask' ... I had a letter from Collins today saying they are very keen on the autumn novel" except for the title " 'Castle of Ghosts'. I think they are wrong. Anyway, this new contract with me is twice as good as the last, so all's well", with on the verso a photo of South Down sheep grazing, Ditchling, Sussex, 28th June

Item Date:  1944
Stock No:  17135      £20

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