Re: RARA-AVIS: Willeford, the Georgian Terrace Hotel & Hemingway's brother

From: William Denton (
Date: 14 Jul 2003

On 14 July 2003, wrote:

: Some months ago I picked up the book HUNTING WITH HEMINGWAY by Hilary
: Hemingway and Jeffry P. Lindsay (Riverhead Books 2000). Hilary is the
: daughter of Ernest Hemingway's younger brother Leicester and Jeffry is
: her husband. The book is presented in part as an evening's backyard
: conversation with several guests as Leicester tells stories (some
: certainly fanciful) about his brother. A participant in these
: "conversations" is Charles Willeford, who Hilary refers to as "Uncle
: Charlie." While the stories by Leicester openly stretch the truth, the
: portrait of Willeford rings true.

Willeford was friends with Hemingway's brother and his family? No-one's ever mentioned that before. Thanks for the mention of the book--I'm going to track it down.


William Denton : Toronto, Canada : : Caveat lector.

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