Letter from Norman Leys to Leonard Woolf (27/04/1925)

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Dear Woolf,


(1) Your proposals about advertising approved.


(2) Why not on the day following the debate on E[ast] African policy in Parl[iamen]t, spend £5 or £10 on a single adv[er]t[isement]. in 'The Times'?


(3) I may go to London on Wed. but not unless the Committee's report is summarised in tomorrow's Times. (4) Three months ago I constructed a "graph" of the





estimated future sales of "Kenya". It showed E.q.[?] April 70 copies, December 25 copies, and the first ed[ition]. was to be sold out by April 30. I am a week ahead of this "graph". And the effect of the debate is still to be felt on sales.


If you dont [sic] mind please send a copy for review to "The Democrat", The Democrat P.&P. Works, Nairobi. I fancy the East African is boycotting me. And there is a score or more well to do Indians in Kenya some of whom might buy "Kenya".


Yours | Norman Leys [signature]

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Letter from Norman Leys to Leonard Woolf (27/04/1925)



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Norman Leys lists answers to a previous letter about advertisements. He states that he may be coming to London. Leys also discusses a graph that he has constructed regarding future sales of 'Kenya', and that he is a week ahead of it. He also mentions a debate that has affected sales. Leys asks Woolf to send a copy to 'The Democrat' for review.


Handwritten letter signed by Leys