1972 Letter

The following transcript is of a letter Isherwood sent to his friends Molly and Keith Routledge, below this is a copy of the actual letter in Isherwood’s hand. It gives an insight into just how Isherwood was feeling at that time.

                                                                                                                                                                                    151 W L (Wigan Lane)

                                                                                                                                                                                     28.12.72

Dear Molly and Keith

Thanks much for card and letter. Enclosed sketch. Just returned from 4 weeks in my bedroom at Ox (Oxford)

Good show planned there for May 8 1973. But feel jiggered now. Am TRYING to rest before I to my show

at Southport Scarisbrick Hotel.

You shouldn’t send me anything! please! Sorry I’ve not sent you any pictures – but will all being well.

It’s been a long weary 1972. I still feel about Mother Lily mainly. I don’t know how I’ve managed to keep

on – & on.

I’ve 3 oils in Betrand Russell Centenary Exibit open tomorrow at Rotunda Gallery Finchly Road for 2 wks

with Shann, Miro, Sutherland. Hockney etc

??? in 2 0f Mother Lily.

I should have gone to preview today but haven’t the energy (OR CASH)

Yours Jim in haste

Love Ishy