PEYREFITTE, Roger; Les Amitiés Particulières

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From newsletter 1:

1.  BENSON, Stella Mrs Oneleg. (Typescript, signed in blue ink). Two leaves, typed on one side only. Not dated (probably 1925-1930). 26,0 x 20,3 cm. 95 lines. Two corrections, one in ink and one in pencil. Pin holes at left upper side and some waterstains. 

€ 150

* Passionate and lively plea marked 'Confidential' for a pension for Benson's friend 'Mrs Oneleg', a crippled paper bag maker, who 'after a life of tameless energy, cheerful profanity and selfless kindness, has become a Parish Case'. It is not quite clear for whom this loving portrait of a London East End character was meant; it may be a short story, but it ends concretely enough with a plan for collecting 15/- a week as a 'Lord George Govvament Pension' for Mrs. Oneleg, who is 'with her 59 years too young for a real pension and doesn't want to depend on church charity'.

Stella Benson (1892-1933) was an English novelist and feminist who also wrote about China.