[ilds] spotting norman douglas

Charles Sligh Charles-Sligh at utc.edu
Thu Dec 4 12:19:30 PST 2008

> Subject:
> RE: [ilds] Thanks Charles
> From:
> William Apt <billyapt at hotmail.com>
> According to one of Durrell's letters in SPIRIT OF PLACE (1969), 
> Durrell did in fact meet Douglas while visiting the island of Ischia 
> in the early 1950s, while on holiday from his post in 
> Belgrade.  Durrell describes Douglas as ruddy, deeply lined, of a 
> quiet nature, and fluent in Italian.
> Austin, Texas

Good call, Billy.  I am sitting away from my books, but I recall that 
reference.  Did LD spot Douglas from a distance, or did he actually meet 


Charles L. Sligh
Assistant Professor
Department of English
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
charles-sligh at utc.edu

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