Typescript letter signed to Beaton.

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Writes to Beaton to thank him for his lovely letter and in the hope of getting another. Is enchanted that the row is subsiding. The "obscene" Charles Fry came back and "trumpeted" it all over the place. Beaton's friend Kochno seems to be the "French Charles Fry". The weather is dominating everyone's life. Discusses everybody at Argyll House. Maurice is "superb, as a character, as an artist, as a tutor, as a lover". The French ballet is here at the moment. Asks Beaton not to come back, which is "the most unselfish thing I've ever said". Has been to tea with Elizabeth Bowen. Had made a mental note to tell Beaton many things but they have all faded away and he knows he has "omitted everything of consequence". Visited Hampton Court the evening before last.

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