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Letter to George Sayer (28 November 1963)

On 28 November 1963, J.R.R. Tolkien wrote a letter to George Sayer.[1][2][3]

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"A Catholic could not possibly say anything sincere about Jack's books without giving widespread offence"

"But then Jack [C. S. Lewis] never sent me anything. Not even of Screwtape Letters which he dedicated to me (without permission). I was wryly amused to learn from the Daily Telegraph that 'Lewis was never (sic) himself very fond of this work'. I after/often [this word is especially hard to discern] wondered why the dedication was made. Now I know—or should."

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  1. Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond (2006), The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide: I. Chronology, p. 612
  2. "20th-Century Books and Manuscripts. 2001", (accessed 22 June 2013)
  3. Sale 9261, "Autograph letter signed ('Ronald Tolkien') to George Sayer, Headington, Oxford, 28 November 1963", Christies (accessed 21 August 2020)