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MARY STEWART - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 05/02/1980 - HFSID 264466

Rare typed letter signed by the English novelist saying that she unfortunately has no time to do any reading to help critique a new book right now due to her own struggle to "get a new novel off the ground" Typed letter signed: "Mary Stewart", 1p, 5¼x6¾.

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MARY STEWART
Rare typed letter signed by the English novelist saying that she unfortunately has no time to do any reading to help critique a new book right now due to her own struggle to "get a new novel off the ground"
Typed letter signed: "Mary Stewart", 1p, 5¼x6¾. Edinburgh, 1980 May 2. On her personal letterhead to Miss Erika Holzer, New York. In full: "Thank you so much for your letter of April 19th and for the most interesting enclosures. I really am terribly sorry, but I really have a cruel working schedule that does not allow me to do any extra 'reading' of the kind that you request of me. I have had to make it a personal rule to decline all such requests, which, as you so rightly assume, come very frequently. Just at present I am struggling very hard to get a new novel off the ground and simply have no time or energy to spare. But please let me wish you all the best with your novel. Yours sincerely."English author MARY STEWART (1916-2014) was likely referring to finishing her novel, A Walk in Wolf Wood, which was published in 1980. The previous year, she had published The Last Enchantment, her trilogy about Merlin and King Arthur. Lawyer turned author ERIKA HOLZER wrote two novels, Double Crossing (1983), a human rights espionage drama, and Eye for an Eye (1994), which was filmed in 1996. She sought endorsements for her 1983 novel from prominent writers of the day. Normal mailing folds. Light surface creases. Corners slightly worn and creased. Otherwise, fine condition.

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