RepositorySpecial Collections Archives (GB 0029)
Ref NoEUL MS 452/2/1
DateJanuary - June 1969
TitleLetters January to June 1969
DescriptionFolder of typed letters from Ethel Mannin to Christopher Walker, written between January and June 1969. Topics covered include David Mitchell's radio talk on the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Protest Centre, Michael Elkins, Kurdish friends, a likely bid by Israeli to secure the headwaters of the Litani in Northern Lebanon, the recent hanging of 14 people in Iraq by the Ba'athist government in Baghdad, Mannin's suspicions about De Gaulle's recent support for Arabs, Walker's invitation to lunch with the Kuwaiti Ambassador, Mannin's visit to the House of Commons as a signatory to a letter about Greek women political prisoners, comments about Musa Mazzawi's professionalism on the media, references to Mannin's recent books 'A Lance for the Arabs' and the nonfiction 'Practitioners of Love', an invitation to Mannin from the Iraqi Ambassador to attend the Arab Writers' conference in Baghdad and a festival in Basrah, mutual acquaintances such as Patrick Marnham, Michael Adams, Gavin Young, David Mitchell, Adel Jarrah, Musa Alami, Cecil Hourani and his brother, Sean Macbride, W.B.Yeats, Manuela Sykes and others, discussion of letters in the press, Mannin's travels around Britain for her next book, and Walker's forthcoming Middle East trip.
Access StatusOpen
Creator_NameMannin; Ethel; (1900-84); novelist, political activist and travel writer;
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