John Sandilands


letters to and from John to editors

Date published: various dates
Publisher: not published publicly

Years after the event, letters to and from editors make hilarious reading.  Although highly talented, John could also be a difficult customer and all too frequently, rubbed editors up the wrong way with the result that they lashed out at him.

Here are some letters sent to and from editors. The content is self-explanatory, and shows the kind of relationship writers—or at least writers like John - could expect from their editors.  Nobody would ever take the time or trouble today to write such letters and the most amazing thing is that John hung onto them all.  Most people would have torn up such letters - at least after the matter was finalised but John kept them as if they were trophies, which they probably were, in a way.

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List of John Sandilands articles

John Sandilands

John Sandilands Articles

  1. Obituary, March 2004 >>
  2. Introduction to Articles >>
  3. Article2 >>
  4. When the cure is sun, sea and mud >>
  5. Interview with Ava Gardner >>
  6. Interview with Dustin Hoffman, Los Angeles Times, 1968 >>
  7. Fiji >>
  8. Patrick Moore >>
  9. Mr Pastry >>
  10. Interview with Jane Fonda >>
  11. letters to and from John to editors >>
  12. Ballooning >>
  13. The Toad Cross Code >>
  14. Peter Sellers; that is the problem >>
  15. In bed with John Sandilands plus Jilly Cooper, Zandra Rhodes and Peter Cook >>
  16. Know the Type >>
  17. Animal poems >>
  18. The Toad Cross Code >>
  19. Albert and the Jaguars >>
  20. Herogram >>