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    W. Somerset Maugham. Two Signed Letters to Canadian Writer Francis Dickie. Two letters, circa 1933, to the newspaperman from British Columbia, in which Maugham rhapsodizes about the beauty of British Columbia and commends Dickie for an article.

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    Typed letter signed by Maugham, to Francis Dickie (1890-1976), a Canadian newspaperman and freelance writer of fiction, on pale blue Villa Mauresque stationery and dated June 6, 1933. In it, Maugham remembers a pleasant visit to British Columbia, saying he "thought it as pleasant a spot as I had found anywhere in the world." He goes on to say "I really think it is one of the places where one could easily settle down for the rest of one's life. And I know nowhere else so grateful to the amateur gardener." He also thanks Dickie for an article that Dickie apparently wrote about Maugham and adds "It always makes me a little uncomfortable to read things about myself but I thought it extraordinarily sympathetic." The typed letter includes corrections in Maugham's hand and is signed "W. Somerset Maugham." Center fold. With transmittal envelope. Very good. [and:]


    Another letter, this an autograph letter signed by Maugham ("W. S. Maugham"), to Dickie, on London hotel notepaper. Dated October 28, but with no year. In it Maugham mentions materials he will be sending him ("I have nothing here, but when I get back to the south I will send you what I can find"). He is referring, presumably, to material for Dickie's article on Maugham that appeared in the early part of 1933. Center fold; paper is lightly toned, with a couple of small areas of discoloration at top edge. Very good.


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