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#2618: Willa Cather to Blanche Wolf Knopf, September 14 [1930]

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C PONT-ROYAL-HOTEL
37 Rue du Bac
7 Rue Montalembert
PARIS3
à Vichy
HOTEL ASTORIA
R. SOALHAT
Dear Blanche1;

I've changed my sailing date4 to September 27th, on the Empress of France.

I had a glorious six weeks in Savoie5 and Dauphiné6, and in my wanderings down there found Martin Shand7 invaluable—he saved me many a dreary disappointment in places where all the local wines were mere names to me, and all the imported wines of poor quality. Shand did not betray me once as to quality, and he's perfectly sound on years and vintages. It's really a public service to publish8 such a book9!

You'll next hear from me after I've reached Jaffrey10, and there I'm really going to work.

With love Willa Cather