Malleson, Constance [aka O'Niel, Colette], Letter, 26 November 1939

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Description: 
to Bertrand Russell

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Case Study: 
“Life or Death of the World”: Letters from England and Scandinavia, 1939-1945
Creator: 
Malleson, Constance [aka O'Niel, Colette]
Source: 
letter
Date: 
26 November 1939
Collection/Fonds: 
Contributer: 
McMaster University Libraries
Rights: 
Copyright, public domain: McMaster University owns the rights to the archival copy of the digital image in TIFF format.

Identifier: 
00001232-2
Language: 
eng
Type: 
image
Format: 
jpg
Transcript: 

[partial transcription]
2
Cottagers, unable to afford new thick curtains, get a friendly carpenter to make a light frame that can be stuck up outside the window. Though people get killed a lot in the dark in towns and though there’s a good deal of hooliganism, actual crime has decreased, according to statistics; though there is no death penalty here for housebreaking as in France. The French authorities now can move you from your home to somewhere else if you aren’t considered to be behaving properly.… Statesman asks “Can France be called a democracy?” … English convicts have been kicking up a terrific row, singing and smashing windows – because they object to being moved from London prisons to provincial ones – away from their families’ visits, but also from bombs....
Love from Colette