84, Charing Cross Road - Letters, 1951 - 1953 Summary & Analysis

Helene Hanff
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Letters, 1951 - 1953 Summary

Helene's first letter from Frank in 1951 arrives in February, notifying her of the status of some of her requests. Cecily writes a letter to Helene with her own mother's recipe for Yorkshire pudding in answer to Helene's request. Cecily thanks Helene for the tins of food sent the past Christmas and wishes Helene would not spend her hard-earned money on them. Nevertheless, Cecily is pleased to have them and is saving them for her husband's return from his service in the Air Force.

Helene's reply to Cecily indicates a successful venture at making the Yorkshire pudding recipe. Helene also calms Cecily about the expense of the food gifts, which are relatively inexpensive to send. Helen finds it delightful to browse the food company's catalog and make the best selections possible so that the goodies may be divided among the six employees at Marks & Co. Helene...

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