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Letter to Nancy Smith (30 May 1966)

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On 30 May 1966, J.R.R. Tolkien wrote a letter to Nancy Smith.

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Smith had written to Tolkien asking for .... Tolkien responds with a critique of Ford Madox Ford: "I never in fact met Ford Madox Ford, nor, until quite recently, had I ever read a line that he wrote. I must admit that I am too much engaged with my own construction to be fair to other authors, but towards Ford Madox Ford I felt a quite exceptional distaste."

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  1. An Illustrated Tolkien Bibliography at
  2., as of May 28, 2010