Raleigh Trevelyan, 5 September 1985
It is gratifying to have a book reissued after 25 years. My A Hermit Disclosed was first published in 1960. At that time I was not allowed to mention the names of certain people who were then alive, or I felt it diplomatic not to do so. Therefore I used pseudonyms. Now I can say that a character I called Lady Kathleen V – was Edith Sitwell. She and I became friends eventually, but for a while I was in hot water.