[J. B. Priestley, popular English novelist.] Typed Letter Signed ('Jack') to 'B. J.', i.e. Maire Lynd, regarding her parents Robert and Sylvia Lynd, and her son.

J. B. Priestley [John Boynton Priestley] (1894-1984), novelist, playwright and broadcaster [Maire Lynd ('B. J.'), daughter of Irish essayist Robert Lynd and his wife the poet Sylvia Lynd]
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16 June 1976. On his letterhead, Kissing Tree House, Alveston, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire.
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1p, 12mo. In fair condition, lightly aged and creased. Folded once. The salutation 'Dear B. J.' and valediction 'Yours | Jack' are in Priestley's autograph; the rest is typed. Maire Lynd's letter was 'a delight surprise', Priestley being unaware that her son was 'in the film business'. He continues: 'There is probably a good book to be written about your parents and their circle, with extracts from your mother's autobiography, but I must confess I do not know who would write it - unless you and Sheila [her sister] did it between you.' In Priestley's view some of Robert Lynd's 'best pieces are in SOLOMON IN ALL HIS GLORY'. He does not know 'if there is anything useful for you in my critical essay on him'.