Aldwinckle, Eric, Letter, 27 April 1943

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Description: 
Letter to Harry Somers

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Case Study: 
Creative Dialogue Across the Ocean: Eric Aldwinckle’s Letters to Harry Somers
Creator: 
Aldwinckle, Eric
Source: 
letter
Date: 
27 April 1943
Place: Glasgow
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Contributer: 
McMaster University Libraries
Rights: 
Copyright, public domain: McMaster University owns the rights to the archival copy of the digital image in TIFF format. Reproduced with the kind permission of Margaret Bridgman.

Identifier: 
00001541-5
Language: 
eng
Type: 
image
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jpg
Transcript: 

Fascinating creatures these balloons, poised high in the sky like a contented silver fish. And expressive -- there is nothing more pathetically dejected than one with his tail down [image of barrage balloon, tail down]
Well then I went to hear the mass in B Minor at The Albert Hall. I am enclosing programme with my comments written on. Albert Hall is a truly magnificent place for music. It is exactly a sphere with part of the sphere flattened at the bottom but is a little cold in appearance and feeling. (That's like saying it doesn't sound or smell cold which is a rather useless observation I find) (don't you) (Hi-ya) Then I went to see Noel Coward's play Blithe Spirit involving spiritualism and the complications of married life with a former wife returned in spirit by an enthusiastic but amateur spiritualist who couldn't get rid of her. The former wife plans to murder the living husband so she can be with him all the time and instead errs and accidentally kills the second wife and has to be with her all the time. It really was a splendid plot beautifully acted.
Well I sometimes wish you were here to enjoy the interest, with me, of busses, tubes, bookstores, flower carts, buildings, music, people and rations. But - There you are.
Tomorrow morning, do me a favour and enjoy for me, half a grapefruit, two slices of bacon and two eggs, toast with a disgusting amount of butter on it, marmalade and two or possibly three cups of Ma's wonderful