Saturday, May 10, 2008


Lost Book

A letter in today's Guardian notes yet another possible Lost Book, this one by novelist Nigel Dennis:

In the 1930s, Dennis wrote Chalk and Cheese under the pseudonym Richard Vaughan. Legend has it that, before publication, every copy was destroyed in an air raid on a warehouse; if anybody has a copy that escaped the flames, there are plenty of people who would be delighted to read it.

Google only notes one other online reference to this mysterious volume, by the way. It's in an old Village Voice supplement!

Update: a reader directs me to a Worldcat listing showing one -- one! -- surviving copy. It's at the New York Public Library...

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