Altounyans and Abercrombies

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Posted by John Wilson on July 02, 2016 at 18:39:57 user hugo.

The S&A paperback editions all have dedications now, although the dedication of "Swallows and Amazons" to the Altounyans "To the Six for whom it was written, in exchange for a pair of slippers" was omitted by Arthur in 1958.

Swallowdale is dedicated to Elizabeth Abercrombie; was she the wife of his friend (1900s on) the poet Lascelles Abercrombie. Or perhaps Lascelles’ sister; if so did Arthur propose to her?

And re the Altounyan family, Taqui was born in 1917 and Mavis in 1920, but was Susan born in 1918 or 1919?

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