Letter from Norman Leys to Leonard Woolf (03/12/1924)

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Dear Woolf,


1[circled] My brother Kenneth writes very indignantly about Harris' review and other things and asks if he may write to you. If he does so dont [sic] be angry. He has a quite unreasonably extravagant opinion of the book.


2[circled] I forget if I told you that the East African Standard of Nairobi runs a book selling business. Would you care to tempt them to sell a couple of dozen copies by offering 6/- or 7/- instead





of 5/- commission? They even advertised Andrews [sic] book and advised readers to get it so as to learn what shocking things were being said about them.


3[circled] Harris knows and judiciously feeds the London correspondent of the E[ast].A[frican].S[tandard]. What about your sending them copies of reviews? The unanimity in commendation might impress the editor if he knew of it. It is indeed astonishing as also that no one hitherto has challenged any of my facts.


Yours | Norman Leys [signature]

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Letter from Norman Leys to Leonard Woolf (03/12/1924)



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Norman Leys writes about his brother Kenneth and his letters about a review, he asks if his brother can write to Leonard. He discusses the African Standard informing Woolf that they also run a book selling business. Leys also asks to send copies for review.