BETJEMAN (Sir John, 1906-1982, Poet Laureate)

Typed Letter Signed "John B" in his by now shaky hand, to "My dear Gretel" and inscribed "love to you both", thanking her for a "most delicious lunch in the happy company we had. I cannot thank you enough. In fact the whole thing is like a dream of paradise and time standing still. I am so glad the dear old Corpus Aesthete is in such good form. Wherever we went in Essex in the car afterwards looked like a John Aldridge. He is a lovely artist and his Essex landscapes stay in the mind of all who love that too little regarded county. Of course where you are is the best part of it, though I would still like to end my days in Southend ...", 1 side oblong 4to., 29 Radnor Walk headed paper, 27th July

The correspondent is the Austrian journalist Dr Gretl Bajardi, who married the poet Norman CAMERON (1905-1953) and after his death the artist John ALDRIDGE (1905-1983).

Item Date:  1977

Stock No:  40184      £175

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