How the genius behind Wind In The Willows drove the son who inspired him to suicide | Mail Online

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kenneth Grahame And The Suicide Of His Son

clumsily worded Daily Mail headline, but worth-reading feature by Harry Mount:

this sad tale of tortured paternal love has come to the surface once more, with this week's sale of a signed first edition of The Wind In The Willows for £40,000 -- five times the estimate.

The dedicatee of the book is Ruth Ward, a childhood friend of Mouse. Also in this week's sale is a rare picture of Mouse -- a chubby-cheeked cherub of a boy -- and several letters to Ruth Ward from the writer's wife, Elspeth.

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