Letter by CJD to J.G. Roberts 1916.03.27
From a business point of view I think your suggestion is good; but from a literary point of view, no. And in this case the l.p.v. wins by several lengths. Possible we may be able to think up a compromise. I certainly had not noticed that there was nothing on title-page or cover to connect Mick with soldiering; but then again, all books will be sold with the coloured wrapper on, and he is a soldier plainly enough on that.
Have done no work so far since I have been here, as I have been feeling a little off-colour, and the doc. warned me to attempt no physical strain, and no mental strain unless I felt quite fit for it.
I had a letter from Tait which seems to indicate that he is well-pleased with the last four G. Mick pieces; but I am not quite satisfied with them yet. Possibly I shall do a lot of alteration in proof.
I had not noticed the Myers advt. before. I am sending it along to A. & R. asking them if they are aware of it.
No English reviews so far; but I am expecting them daily.
Wound is healing well; but I am still a bit shaky at the knees and nervy - probably due to the unaccustomed drugs I have been taking. The dentist's cocaine gave me a particularly bad time.
Kind regards to "Mother" and family.
J.G. Roberts Collection, MS8508, Book 3 - State Library of Victoria.
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