Darling Alicia

... and they fell in love straight away.  However they were each involved with other partners, so their relationship did not go further than brief glances and snatches of conversation.  Steve left for India a couple of months later.  They did not have each other’s addresses.  But somehow a few months later they managed to get in touch, and started writing to each other...


They met in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1965...

Alicia Kaner

Argentine student, new secretary at the Di Tella Institute

Stephen Merrett

English economist, visiting researcher at the Di Tella Institute

Darling Alicia :   the book - is finally out!
After the very successful BBC Radio 4 ‘Afternoon Play’ first broadcast in 2006, the letters of Alicia Kaner and Stephen Merrett has been published as a book on October 5th, 2009. The book has been edited by Vernee Samuel, who produced the radio play.
To purchase a copy, go to:  Matador Publishing

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