FREDERICK FORSYTH - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/26/1980 - HFSID 264467
FREDERICK FORSYTH The novelist declines to endorse a novel, giving 3 specific reasons why he must refuse Typed letter signed: "Frederick Forsyth", 1 p, 6½x9. Addington Village, Surrey, England, 1980 April 26. To [Erika] Holzer.
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The novelist declines to endorse a novel, giving 3 specific reasons why he must refuse
Typed letter signed: "Frederick Forsyth", 1 p, 6½x9. Addington Village, Surrey, England, 1980 April 26. To [Erika] Holzer. In full: "Many thanks for your letter of the 18th April which just caught up with me in my new house back in England - hence the lack of notepaper or even a decent machine to write on. I'm afraid I have to persist with a rule I was forced to make seven or eight years ago, which is that I cannot see my way clear to endorsing novels by other writers. I assure you this is not through a spirit of churlishness, but for three reasons. Over the past eight years I have had numerous requests from authors, agents and publishers to do just this. If I once accepted, the tide of incoming volumes would certainly prove more than I could cope with, thus reducing to pot luck those I could get around to reading as opposed to those I could not. Secondly, those not mentioned or endorsed would feel an unavoidable sense of slight and probably bear some animus because of it. Thirdly my position would be rendered impossible with regard to friends, acquaintances or other established authors whose works I received but could not enjoy. I would either have to lie diplomatically, or be frank and create a lot of Arctic weather. So please understand my position on this one; once started, I could never cease my reviewing. Nevertheless, I wish you all the best of good fortune with Double Crossing. Yours sincerely." English author FREDERICK FORSYTH, formerly an RAF pilot and a reporter for Reuters and the BBC, has written several popular novels, including The Day of the Jackal (1970), The Odessa File (1972), The Dogs of War (1974), The Fourth Protocol (1984) and The Fist of God (1994). All but the last of these have been made into feature films. ERIKA HOLZER is a lawyer, essayist and novelist. Her novel, An Eye for an Eye, became a motion picture (1996). Slightly creased, vertical fold crosses the "F" of Frederick. Irregularly trimmed. Fine condition.
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