London : John Murray 1960
ONE OF 25 SIGNED COPIES, SPECIALLY BOUND. 8vo. (20cm) 58 pp. Original cloth backed marbled boards with protective glassine wrapper, spine lettered in gilt. All edges gilt. The half title inscribed “No.22 Julian Fane”. With a foreword by John Betjeman. A Fine copy.
Fane’s second book, The Letter, described a crisis in the life of a writer. It was written in the form of a letter to a person the author loved, generally accepted to be the Countess of Drogheda. Years later, Joan Drogheda was the widely held to be the inspiration for his best-known novel, Eleanor (1993).
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