Dear Howard

Tales Told in Letters

Author(s): BATTERHAM, David
ISBN13/Barcode: 9780995518100

This hugely enjoyable collection of letters, written by antiquarian bookseller David Batterham to the painter Howard Hodgkin, introduce us to a richly bohemian world that we might otherwise never encounter. For several decades David Batterham has scoured Europe and beyond in pursuit of the rare and the forgotten, always poets and royalty. Dealing can be a solitary way of life and in these intimate letters he writes with mordant humour of nights in fusty hotels and evenings in tired restaurants. In his need to share his adventures he reveals a unique eye for clothes, for food, for cultural artefacts and hidden places.

Previously published as a limited edition: Among Booksellers: Tales Told in Letters to Howard Hodgkin

He journeys from Venice to New York, from Copenhagen to Paris always back to Paris and encounters an assortment of proud book-dealing families, wheelers and dealers, old actors and mad professors. David Batterham’s wine-stained reports of a wandering life are never censorious, always observant and one can only imagine Howard Hodgkin’s delight on reading them.


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ISBN13/Barcode 9780995518100
ISBN10 0995518106
Author BATTERHAM, David
Binding Hardback
Date Published 3 Sep 2018
Frequency No
Report Date N/A
Pages 120
Publisher Redstone Press

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