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E.M. Forester’s Army Men

13 May, 2011

E.M. Forester’s toy soldiers can be found at Pollock’s Toy Museum, a fantastic cluttered Victorian house in Fitzrovia with crooked stairs, low ceilings and slanted floorboards.  Reading the description (transcribed below) the Author was struck by two thoughts:

Why did Forester bring his toy soldiers to Cambridge? 

Why did he leave them there?

EM Forester army.jpg

From the Librarian, King’s College, Cambridge

These soldiers belonged to E.M. Forester: they were given to me by his …tor (any suggestions?)*, Professor W.J.H. Sprott, when he was dealing with the contents of Forester’s rooms at King’s College.

4 August 1974  A.N.L. Munby 

2 Comments leave one →
  1. 6 June, 2011 9:10 am

    I think that mystery word is ‘executor’?

  2. 8 June, 2011 9:48 pm

    That’s the one!

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