Monday, June 16, 2008

Desperate characters

I've hesitated a long time before writing this letter to you, but the fact is things are absolutely desperate with us: in fact we've been living for the last few days selling books, pawning clothes, and only getting a limited number of shillings in the process of these activities. Now my laundry has been impounded because I couldn't raise the requisite number of shillings, and the hotel bill itself impends. —From Julian Maclaren-Ross's Selected Letters, in The Independent

(Via Jenny D)



Blogger Levi Stahl said...

I think you've officially made my night by informing me of the existence of this book. The portion of our new bookcases dedicated to Maclaren-Ross will simply have to grow.

Now when are they going to publish Anthony Powell's letters, dammit!?

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