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A cypress walk : letters to "Frieda"

Author: Alun Lewis
Publisher: London : Enitharmon Press ; Chester Springs, PA : Distributed in the USA by Dufour Editions, 2006.
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"In July 1943 the young Welsh poet and soldier Alun Lewis, already recognised as one of the outstanding writers of his generation, arrived on sick leave at the house near Madras of Freda Aykroyd, a devotee of literature and the wife of a British scientist. Lewis and Aykroyd fell in love instantly, recognising in each other similar temperaments and artistic interests. Their affair, which lasted until Lewis's
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Genre/Form: Correspondence
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lewis, Alun, 1915-1944.
Cypress walk.
London : Enitharmon Press ; Chester Springs, PA : Distributed in the USA by Dufour Editions, 2006
(OCoLC)607860028
Online version:
Lewis, Alun, 1915-1944.
Cypress walk.
London : Enitharmon Press ; Chester Springs, PA : Distributed in the USA by Dufour Editions, 2006
(OCoLC)608284990
Named Person: Alun Lewis; Freda Aykroyd
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alun Lewis
ISBN: 1904634303 9781904634300
OCLC Number: 71285688
Description: 224 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Responsibility: Alun Lewis ; with a memoir by Freda Aykroyd.

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In July 1943, the young Welsh poet and soldier Alun Lewis arrived on sick leave at the house near Madras of Freda Aykroyd, a devotee of literature. Lewis and Aykroyd fell in love instantly. Their  Read more...

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'Enthralling' - The Guardian 'A wonderful collection of letters...[they] offer an extraordinary inisght into the final year of [Alun Lewis's] life.' - The Saturday Guardian

 
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