Author: Freya Stayk
Publisher: 4 April 1980 and 19 August 1980
4 pp on two sheets of her blue letterhead Via Canova, Asolo, Treviso paper discussing friends, exotic travels and accomodations in “the tower”.
In the first letter Stark writes ”...I had meant to write myself to thank you both for your kindness that evening, but I have just reached home after a very happy time reaching (the foot of) Annapurna on a pony. 3 lovely weeks among those hills & mountains. The Sherpas refuse to call these two heights by the same names. It makes me long for mountains as If I were still young enough to climb them.”
The second letter discusses a proposed visit by the recipient, “...except that alas! I shall not be here as I leave in a week for a long wander, Greece, Turkey, to Aleppo & hope not to be back till end of October - I have declared myself free & hopeful for a film with Colin Luke (whom no doubt you know)...the tower on the other hand is vacant & not too cold in September...”
The reference is to a documentary film, Towards An Unknown Land. A Journey in the Company of Freya Stark (1982).