Autograph letter signed to Beaton

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Has read Beaton's article in "Vogue". Praises the article and Beaton's drawing of Lisbon. Her 'beloved No. 11' had a 'fantastic escape'. The house behind was hit directly (by a bomb) and four people were killed. The house opposite was gutted and the whole neighbourhood is dishevelled. Discusses her fears for her house and neighbours. Was almost evacuated to the country because of time bombs. Discusses the 'wonderful' Prime Minister and his troubles in parliament. Beaton's mother has gone to Salisbury. Gives various small items of news. Discusses the King and Queen of England and the Queen of Spain. People are tired of the 'refugees who push them out of queues and are rude in buses'. Discusses the beauty of the countryside.

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