29 Nov 07
Damn! — — damn! — — — damn! We have unofficial postal strikes, and this is one of the areas affected. So your good letter has only just arrived. And, just to make everything perfect, my computer has gone wonky. Which means, I’m afraid, that your much appreciated invitation has arrived too late.
All I can say is that Jacques is VERY special. A genius — but a wonderfully gentle one. I spoke to him over the weekend — and said complimentary things about you!
Am hoping to get this posted in strikeless Windsor.
Note by Leo Wong: Jonathan Goodman is, according to Barzun and Taylor’s Catalogue of Crime, “the world’s greatest living writer of true crime”.