Inscribed postcard.Dursley, Gloucestershire, 2 April 1950 Stock Code: 87382
NotesA postcard inscribed by Waugh to Anne Ford, publicity director at Little, Brown & Co., regarding his novel Helena, published that year: "No praise for Maclean. Loyalty to a former commander seals my lips. But no praise. I hope you have now seen 'Helena'. I don't expect it to be popular in USA but I think it my best book. Please use 'blurb' for it identical with English blurb. All good wishes, E". Ford has circled the phrase "I think it my best book" in pencil and written below it: "Do not use quote until I check with him - note his request to use English blurb - be sure Miss Jones knows." The Maclean referred to was Fitzroy Maclean, Waugh's commanding officer in Yugoslavia, who Waugh had used as a model or Constantius Chlorus in Helena.
Postcard (138 x 86 mm). Holograph note on postcard printed "From Mr. Evelyn Waugh, Piers Court, Nr. Dursley, Glos.". Housed in a custom yellow cloth solander box with black morocco label.
Very minor crease to left corner; in excellent condition.
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