Thanks, Wayne - you're right about Nancy Martsch - I'd forgotten that Mike was *reading* her paper (!!) - guess this proves I am no scholar, to forget my sources!
I've not read that section in your excellent book; sadly that book is already packed (as is 85% of my library) in anticipation of moving Real Soon Now... *sigh*
thanks! I trust you and the lovely Christina are well - will we see you in Dallas next summer, maybe maybe? I sure enjoyed seeing you in Connecticut last year...
-- Lynn --
--- In email@example.com, "Wayne G. Hammond" <Wayne.G.Hammond@...> wrote:
> Lynn wrote:
> >I remember Mike Foster's fascinating paper on the Ace editions
> >presented at Birmingham 2005
> The paper was actually by Nancy Martsch, and appears first in the
> published conference proceedings. A fuller and more accurate account
> of the Ace affair, though, is the one in my and Christina's Reader's
> Guide to which David referred in his reply to Wendell: this was based
> not only on secondary sources, but on a wealth of correspondence
> among Tolkien, Allen & Unwin, and Houghton Mifflin in the Allen &
> Unwin archives.
> I too am glad to know about the misleading Ace statement in Silverlock.