[ Freya Stark, explorer and travel writer. ] Three Autograph Cards Signed (all 'Freya Stark') to the crime writer Susan Gilruth, socialising and praising her books.
Three plain postcards (no illustrations), with stamps and postmarks, all addressed to Gilruth (author of seven crime novels punlished between 1951 and 1963) at 7 Reston Place, Hyde Park, London. The three cards in fair condition, aged and worn, with staining to corners from mounting, and two of the signatures only half-legible through fading. In the first she says that she is in London until the end of February, and 'would like so much' to see her again: 'Could you come in for drinks with a few friends on Tuesday Feb 17th?' The second begins: 'Thank you ever so much. I shall keep the books for my journey & look forward to an orgy of Crime'. She is spending her last week before departure 'rather miserably fending off a flue [sic] relapse - so fear there will be no time for anything'. The last card. written from Italy, reads: 'I must tell you how much I have enjoyed your two books (in the leisure of the Sleeper in the train). They follow all the rules & are full of liveliness & the unexpected - in fact just what I think the detective story should be. How clever to do it!'