Letter from John Lehmann to Hugh Walpole (08/08/1940)

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[[MS 2750/2/3/2]]


Sir Hugh Walpole, 
90 Piccadilly, W.1.


8th August, 1940.


Dear Sir Hugh,


I should like to draw your attention to a novel, proofs of which we have sent to The Book Society, by a young Indian called Ahmed Ali. The title of the book is Twilight in Delhi, and it is a most moving and poetic account of the Moslem world of Delhi, - a subject that as far as I am aware has never been treated in an English novel. Morgan Forster thinks it is quite unique, and other people I have already shown it to are loud in their praises.


Yours sincerely, | John Lehmann

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Source: MS 2750/2/3/2

Letter from John Lehmann to Hugh Walpole (08/08/1940)


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Lehmann encloses Twilight in Delhi proofs.

Typescript letter signed by Lehmann