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class and my age, but in my seventies I cannot be expected to do
much about that. This is a thoroughly honest book and it tells you
what I think and not what I ought to think. Some time ago I found
in the TLS a remark concerning an Autobiography of a certain
Dennis Wheatly, who is described as 'the author of highly
successful and abominably written historical novels'. It says:
'Memoirs have a way of being laundered like the proceeds of a
Bank Robbery to make the author more acceptable to the new
prejudices prevailing in the time of his old age'. I have studiously
tried to avoid this.

May 25th, 1978