Academic journal article Woolf Studies Annual

8 Handwritten: [November?] 12, [1925]

Academic journal article Woolf Studies Annual

8 Handwritten: [November?] 12, [1925]

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TELEGRAMS

THACKERAY WESTCENT LONDON

TELEPHONES MUSEUM 1230-1231

(OPPOSITE THE BRITISH MUSEUM)

GREAT RUSSELL STREET

THACKERAY HOTEL

LONDON W.C. 1

Thursday morning

[11?]. XII

Madame,

I am a Frenchman--as my English shows it--and in London only for a few days. I have a deep admiration for you--I really think "Mrs Dalloway" one of the three or four great books I ever read--and I should take it for a great privilege and honor and pleasure if I could see you before leaving London--(I am leaving Sunday morning).

This is a very "brusque" letter. Kindly excuse me. And please believe me

Yours respectfully,

Bernard Fay

P.S. My friend R. Mortimer told me I could write to you.

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Before World War II, Bernard Fay (1893-1979) was decorated for bravery in Belgium and at Verdun in World War I, was a professor of French Literature at the University of Clermont-Ferrand and then filled the Chair of American Civilization at the College de France, and was known for his biographies of Benjamin Franklin and F. …

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