<> MacNeice007 Letters to George and Mercy McCann MacNeice Estate 1942 Jun 22nd Linen Hall Library Wednesday, March 16, 2016 TIFF MacNeice007 Letter British Consul, King William, Byzantine English https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/content/macneice007 Linen Hall Library Linen Hall Library Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike CC BY-NC-SA https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/sites/default/files/MacNeice007_1.jpg LHL Archive MacNeice007 Tel 71.664 71.940, The British Institute 17, Philikias Etairias Athens June 22nd Dear George, Yes, of course. As soon as they ask me I'll send them a gilt-edged testimonial. Sorry I didn't answer your earlier letter. So Bertie's got too extroverted has he? A wee fellow called Geoffrey May from Dublin a (I suppose a relation of Fred May but much less tiresome) passed through here, having been axed by the B. Council in Alexandria and will be staying in Belfast on his way to the Sudan. So I gave him your name. He is a nice chap who seems able to enjoy himself. Athens is rather a fuelled-up town but the country's magnificent. As a nice American girl artist said to me the other day, it doesn't suffer from Italy's Goddamn picturesqueness. But it must be a headache to a western painter as the landscape here's got no tonality. Text