Correspondence between Max and Joan Reinhardt and Barbara Greene (Countess  ... 

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Correspondence between Max and Joan Reinhardt and Barbara Greene (Countess Strachwitz), cousin of Graham Greene, relating to Barbara Green’s attempt to regain her publishing rights to Land benighted, an account of her travels in Liberia with Graham Greene (which Graham Greene recorded in his Journey without maps), published by Bles in 1938, and re-issued by the Settle Press as Too late to turn back in 1981. The Settle Press were unwilling to relinquish their rights, although after the end of this correspondence, Penguin, who had been wanting to re-issue the work, eventually published it in 1990. Much of the correspondence is of a personal and social nature, including correspondence of both Max and Joan Reinhardt. Includes Elizabeth Bowes Lyon's comments on a draft of ‘Childhood pieces’ assembled by Barbara Greene in 1988 and correspondence relating to ‘The Lucky ones’, an anthology of the experiences of refugees which Barbara Greene had compiled but was never published. Other correspondents include: David Settle, of Settle and Bendall, Andre Dzierżyński, Geraldine Cooke, of Penguin Books, Susan Wood (letters from her to Joan Reinhardt), Madeleine Masson, Gerald Pollinger, of Laurence Pollinger and Co (a letter from him to Reinhardt).

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