EJ Rudsdale on Twitter from 3 September 2019

17th February 1942 - The Camchester Chronicle

At lunch today asked Hervey Benham and Messenger what they thought of the film ‘Citizen Kane”? H.B. considered it to be of very little interest in this country. A very typical English comment, so apposite from one of a nation whose one great desire is to mind other nations’ business for them. What liars and hypocrites the English are! Messenger, I am glad to say, recognised the film as the brilliant piece of work which it is.

One day I will write a “Citizen Kane” of Colchester, and the citizen will be none other than Sir Gurney Benham [Colchester's publishing magnate]. I will call it the “Camchester Chronicle”.

About a year later E.J. Rudsdale did write a manuscript entitled the 'Camchester Chronicle' with the intention of publishing it. Unfortunately, the whereabouts of the manuscript are now unknown. If anyone has any information about it, please contact me. I would be very interested to learn more about it. Many thanks, CP

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