Short Essay Answer Key
1. Why does Helene Hanff write the first letter to the proprietors of the Marks & Co. bookstore in London, England?
Helene Hanff writes to the proprietors of the Marks & Co. bookstore in London, England, on October 5, 1949, in response to their advertisement in a literature review publication. The bookstore has advertised their services as "antiquarian booksellers," a term which slightly frightens Helene, but she presses on with her requests for secondhand books.
2. What is written in the first letter Helene receives from Marks & Co. bookstore?
Helene receives her first letter from Marks & Co. The writer signs off only with the initials FPD and informs Helene that they have sent a few of the books she requested and will keep searching for the others.
3. What doesn't Helene like about the New Testaments sent to her by Marks & Co?
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