Re: Perry's intended book
- David and Wendell--
I've read the documents in _The Lewis Legacy_, No. 89, and Perry insists
(1) he quotes nothing and (2) there is original research in working out the
fictional dates, etc. Perry asks for a non-disclosure agreement in his
first letter, and Jeremy Nussbaum, in his reply, says that his reference is
not clear but that they will use his manuscript for legal review only.
They went on from there, with Perry, in the final letter given, filing a
complaint against Nussbaum with the Council of Professional Discipline in
New York state. By the way, Wendell, as I read the material, this is, so
far as possible, a day-by-day guide to _The Lord of the Rings_ only, but
with cross references from the material in that book to the accounts of the
earlier "history" in the other books. I have no idea about the legality of
Perry's proposed book, but at this point I feel certain the Estate is as
unhappy with Perry as he is with at least their lawyer.