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Which letter?

Postby Raphael » Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:44 am

Robert Gittings in his biography ( page 138 ) makes a reference to a letter in which JK tells an anecdote about a pregnant woman. Gittings references letters 2, 236, Hyder Rollins. What letter is it (to whom)? I haven't read the Rollins edition, got the Grant Scott one out of the library- not seen this letter in there.
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Re: Which letter?

Postby Ennis » Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:24 pm

Raphael wrote:Robert Gittings in his biography ( page 138 ) makes a reference to a letter in which JK tells an anecdote about a pregnant woman. Gittings references letters 2, 236, Hyder Rollins. What letter is it (to whom)? I haven't read the Rollins edition, got the Grant Scott one out of the library- not seen this letter in there.


Raphael -

I'm at school now, so I can't answer your question right this heartbeat-minute, but I can check on it when I get home. I just need some clarification: I have Hyder Rollins' edition of the letters - in two volumes, so I need to know if the 2 refers to volume 2, letter 236, or is it letters 2 and 236? Duh!! I'm sitting here typing all this and realize that I can check on this myself when I get home because I have Gittings' biography, as well. Talk about being clueless!! :oops: Heck, it's Friday and the kids have school tomorrow (yes, Saturday) because of really screwy week due to bad weather, so I suppose that should excuse the slight mental aberration!!
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Re: Which letter?

Postby Raphael » Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:00 am

It is volume 2, page 236 I think.
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