Autograph letter signed : Montagnana, Italy, to Kenneth Clark, 1950 May 12.


Autograph letter signed : Montagnana, Italy, to Kenneth Clark, 1950 May 12.

Regretting to hear that Jane is ill and asking after her; saying she is returning to London on June 1 and inviting him to dine on the 2nd, noting that Jack Lindsay and David Gascogne will be of the party; noting that the weather has been heavenly and that they have been frequently dining in the garden; describing an incident involving Sitwell being talked into giving a Facade at the Opera Club, Oxford and reporting that an uninvited sub-editor of the undergraduate magazine Isis described her as "the doyenne of drawing-room letters!!!" Mentioning that Pavel sent her some books by Gaston Bachelard.

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