Christmas 1919


to Dorothy Brett
Casetta Deerholm, Ospedaletti, Italy

I’ve been ill with pneumonia, and too wretched to write. Forgive me. I have thought of you so often. And I want to thank you for the photographs, to talk about them. I will, at length, now I am ‘better’. Now [Murry] has brought over his exquisite little coals for Xmas from you — So lovely. Such gay greetings. Thank you ever so much for them. This is an exquisite little place — and the weather — like June. The whole village is under roses as other villages are under snow. I hope you have a happy Christmas and Joy in the New Year, real, real Joy.


  • Middleton Murry, J. (ed.) (1928) The Letters of Katherine Mansfield Volume I Glasgow: The University Press. pp. 687