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GLENDINNING, Victoria, With Judith ROBERTSON (eds.). BOWEN, Elizabeth RITCHIE, Charles Listings

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1 GLENDINNING, Victoria, with Judith ROBERTSON (eds.). BOWEN, Elizabeth RITCHIE, Charles Love's Civil War : Elizabeth Bowen and Charles Ritchie : Letters and Diaries 1941-1973.
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 2008, ISBN:9780771035661 
GLENDINNING, Victoria, with Judith ROBERTSON (eds.). Love's Civil War : Elizabeth Bowen and Charles Ritchie : Letters and Diaries 1941-1973. (Toronto): McClelland and Stewart, (2008). First Printing. Pp (6),1-489,(1),+ 8 pp plates. Index. 8vo, grey cloth, silver lettering to spine. “The Anglo-Irishnovelist Elizabeth Bowen and the Canadian diplomat Charles Ritchie met at a christening in London, England, in 1941, and fell in love. She was married at the time, but Ritchie quickly became the centre of her life. A few years afterward, he married his cousin Sylvia. Then, just four years later, ina terrible twist of fate, Bowen's husband died. Destined to spend most of their lives s far apart, the two lovers wrote constantly to each other. In her letters Bowen poured out her heart to him about their love, about her money troubles, about friends, politics, literature, and her own writing, and Ritchie kept nearly every letter. His letters to her have not survived, but he wrote candidly about her and his feelings for her in his diaries, in entries that have never been published before.” - from the dj. Charles Stewart Almon Ritchie (1906-1995) was a Canadian diplomat and diarist, born in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 20.00

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