Sothebys sale shines a light on Beckett letters

The most important series of letters by Samuel Beckett ever to be offered at auction is expected to realise £80,000 to £120,000 in London this week.

13th July, 2014
Recuyell of the Historyes of Troye (£600,000-£800,000)

The most important series of letters by Samuel Beckett ever to be offered at auction is expected to realise £80,000 to £120,000 in London this week. Written to Polish-born French painter Henri Hayden and his wife Josette, the 347 letters and postcards, in French with English translations and signed ''Sam, are mounted in albums.

Beckett met the couple in 1943 while they were all taking refuge from the Gestapo in the small village of Roussillon, with...

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