• Letters to Stanford


27 P. C.

22 March 77

My dear Derek,

Thanks for yr note of 19th.

I've already been promised yr book by
B.B.N. I've witten articles ixx,but.have not
reviewed, in IRISH TIMES. As for David Marcus,he
is very down on friends reviewing each others
books. (He wd not allow Roy McF to review my
IRENE for that reason.)

Was getting over a heavy cold but the
virus has struck again. Dreadful cough plus
other unpleasant features. All very depressing.
Espec since Hidden is coming tomorrow evg and
there's the Sunday event. Still,one carries
on somehow.

All the best of luck for INSIDE THE 40's.

Love to you both,

Was at Shirley's on Sunday despite xxxxxxxxxxxx
aforementioned all-conquering virus. Talked
about Hewitt,Heaney,Longley and self for
about l 1/2 hrs. Tiring but pleasant.

1977 Mar 22nd
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