• Boyd Letters

Boyd035

16th January 1962.

Dear Marian:

Thank you very much for the galley proofs and the
New Writers paper book. I think the New Writers volume
is very good. Sorry I cannot say the same about Soldier
For Hire
. I think this is bogus Irishry at its worst.
However, I have not yet finished the galley proofs and
perhaps I will revise my opinion. But at the moment -
half way through - I am certainly not impressed. How-
ever, a rollicking piece of written-up material may well
be successful as an adventure story. But not for the
discriminating reader, alas! I regard it as a doped
horse from the Calder stables.

Ever

(John Boyd)

Talks Producer, N.I .Region

Mrs.Marian Lobbenberg,
c/o Messrs.John Calder Ltd.,
17 Sackville Street,
Piccadilly,

London, W.I.

JB/PJ

Boyd035
Subject: 
John Boyd
Coverage: 
1962 Jan 16th
Keywords: 
Soldier, Sackville
Citation: 
Linen Hall Library, "Boyd035", Northern Ireland Literary Archive, accessed Wed, 05/19/2021 - 01:28, https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/content/boyd035