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Hello Jeffrey. Sorry it has taken me so long to reply - I wrote yo an e-mail today and have just tried to send it to you at but it has bounced back. Please give me your new e-mail address. Mine is

All the best

Hi, Jeffrey.

Unfortunately I only have "A Corn Of Wheat" on my wishlist - it's a very rare book and I've had no luck locating a copy so far. Sorry I can't be more help! Thanks for getting in touch,

If I hear of a copy I will certainly let you know, but don't hold your breath! I would be very interested to see a photograph of the portrait you gave your wife. Can you e-mail a copy to me? I would be very grateful.

I have a plaster bust of Emily which was done by her sister (my Grandmother, a very good amateur sculptor) and was featured in an In-House magazine published for their connections by Jonathan Cape in about 1948. You have reminded me that following a good deal of correspondence in the family about where would be the best place to keep the bust, I voluteered to write to Bristol City museum and offer it to them, but have not got round to it. I understand that they are likely to be interested and it saves it being handed round the family.

If you are interested and give me your e-mail address I will be happy to send a copy of a photograph of the bust plus the article. I am not sure I am capable of doing that via LibraryThing as its technologically a bit advanced for me!

Bristol might also be interested in seeing your portrait if it is not in their collection. They have a considerable collection of stuff on local

Christopher Fallows
I am sorry not to have replied sooner to your message about EH Young's 'A Corn of Wheat', but I have been away on business.

As you obviously know, this is a very scarce book. Emily was my Great Aunt (my maternal grandmother's sister) and this is a signed copy of the first edition that she obviously gave to her younger sister, my Grandmother,on publication. I inherited it from my mother's collection of her aunt's books. So I am afraid it is not for sale.

As you are in Canada, you could try contacting Kathy Mezei at Simon Fraser University. You may know her book on Emily: 'Domestic Modernism, the Interwar Noveland E.H.Young'. She is a very helpful lady and might be able to suggest a source. Otherwise it's Abebooks 'wants' lists and see what happens.

I would be fascinated to know if you have a particular interest in Emily and how it came about. Interest in her books seems to come and go in waves. I thought the last wave had died out with the publication of Kathy's book, but there seem to be signs of the next one coming!

Good luck with your search and I hope to hear from you again.

Christopher Fallows
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