Letter from Norman Leys to Leonard Woolf (26/03/1926)

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30.3.[19]26

 

Dear Woolf,

 

Sorry for bothered[sic] when so busy. I shall keep these covers to consult my brothers about them.

 

If your offer to forego commission on the 2nd edition means that you would get more if the 3rd edition results in a loss, then I cannot accept, as it would mean you would be heavily out of pocket. But if it means that you would let your commission be used to help to pay the printers, so that in effect you would only get it a year after

 

 

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you are entitled to it, then I shall gratefully accept, but only if the printer's bill isn't covered by my profits.

 

I hope you are giving Church's book to someone for review who will put it across him! [?] If you know of no one suitable why not try Major Lloyd Jones*1, the author of 'Havash', giving him a hint to be savage?

 

Your sincerely | Norman Leys [signature]

 

Endnotes

 

*1- Peter Hugh Jefferd Lloyd-Jones

1922–2009

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Letter from Norman Leys to Leonard Woolf (26/03/1926)

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Norman Leys writes to discuss a 2nd edition of Kenya, the profits of the 1st edition and also discusses the cheap edition.

 

Handwritten letter signed by Leys