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C.S. (CECIL LOUIS TROUGHTON SMITH) FORESTER - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 09/28 - HFSID 320000

The author of classic naval fiction informs a fellow writer of his travel plans, and praises his new book. Extremely rare! Autograph Letter signed: "C. S. F.", 2 pages, 6½x7¾. Savoy Hotel, London, September 28, n. y..

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C. S. FORESTER
The author of classic naval fiction informs a fellow writer of his travel plans, and praises his new book. Extremely rare!
Autograph Letter signed: "C. S. F.", 2 pages, 6½x7¾. Savoy Hotel, London, September 28, n. y.. To "John", in full: "I'm sorry, but I've been fixed here from day to day by unpredictable things, leaving me in such doubt that if I'd written to you it would only have been to say that I didn't know. Forgive my apparent rudeness - circumstances were too much for me. As nearly for certain as these things can be, I'll be driving to Ledbury on October 14th, and will spend the night there, & next day with Lottie Bolland. Would you care to put me up for the night of the 15th if I arrived at tea time? It could be the night of the 16th if that suited you better. I'll be visiting Admiral Tennant, I hope, on that Saturday, & I fancy it isn't half an hours drive so it doesn't matter which way round I do it. My stop after that will be either Great Miscanden or Wolverton in Bucks, not involving too much effort in either case. I would have liked to see the [?[. Now I can catch my breath & tell you that I thought Marianne was one of the nicest women I've ever met in fiction, and her meeting with Tim perfectly delightful. That's a very good love indeed, and I duly noted (without allowing it to interfere with my pleasure) the extreme technical skill with which you handled a large number of characters - all distinct - in a small space. Not many writers today could do that. My best respects to your wife". C. S. (Cecil Scott) Forester was the pen name of English novelist Cecil Louis Troughton Smith (1899-1966), famed for his stories of naval warfare, and especially the 12-book Horatio Hornblower series, following the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars. Forester's very poor eyesight precluded his own military service. His many other novels included The African Queen (1935), which was made into the classic 1951 movie. His nonfiction, mostly military history, including Hunting the Bismarck (1960), the basis for the 1961 film Sink the Bismarck. Royal Navy Admiral William Tennant (1896-1963) oversaw the successful evacuation of Dunkirk in 1940, and was in command of the HMS Repulse when it was sunk by Japanese aircraft in December 1941. Paper clip crease on top margin. Slightly toned. Light surface creases. Normal mailing folds. Corners slightly worn. Stain on top margin from paper clip. Pencil note (unknown hand) on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.

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