'Spender [J.A. Spender, editor of the Westminster Gazette] has recently introduced me to Thucydides & I think he is the greatest of all historians. Indeed I need say no more than that if I wrote history this is the way I should write it.'
In a letter to Geoffrey Madan, dated 10-3-1918 from Comarques
Arnold Bennett, James Hepburn (ed.), Letters of Arnold Bennett Vol.III 1916 -1931 (London: Oxford University Press, 1970), III, p. 53, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=19214, accessed: 19 June 2013
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