For sale : a letter from Lymington

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For sale : a letter from Lymington

Postby Charles » Sat 25 Aug, 2007 12:12:30

I have been approached by a correspondent of DW's in the sixties who wrote to him pointing out that DW had apparently got a date wrong in one of his books. DW replied as follows :-

(Grove Place)

24th June, 1966

Dear Mr Snape,

Very many thanks for your letter of the 19th June. On this occasion you really have struck gold, if in fact I gave the date of the great Lisbon earthquake as 1775, because it was upon that fateful day that the unfortunate Queen Marie Antoinette was born and she was guillotined in 1793 at the age of thirty eight.

How this glaring fault escaped both my proof correctors and myself, I cannot imagine, but it is quite possible that it was a printer's error and corrected by me in the proofs, but later ignored when the type was finally set up.

Anyway, it is always a pleasure to hear from readers who have enjoyed my books.

Yours sincerely,

(Dennis Wheatley)

The vendor is looking for offers in the region of £100. Anyone interested should email DSNAPE10@aol.com

Happy hunting !
Charles

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