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14 December 2018


This is the Cynthia who had to accept that so many of her friends and relations were never coming back from the war, the Cynthia that Helen Dunmore wrote about in her poem (quoted on the Post last week)): the sadness of her gaze is palpable. This drawing, in a private collection, is by Francis Dodd. The Persephone Book that should accompany this drawing is of course The Happy Tree.

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