84, Charing Cross Road - Study Guide Letters, 1953 - 1969 Summary & Analysis

Helene Hanff
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Helene has sent a celebration package to the bookshop in time for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth, and Frank acknowledges her generosity. A few months later, Cecily writes a preemptive letter to Helene telling her that it is not necessary to send anything to the shop for Christmas this year, as rations have ceased and the acquisition of food and other items is much easier. Cecily would prefer that Helene save her money for a trip to England, but she asks that Helene wait until 1955 when she and her husband will be back from his tour of military duty in the Persian Gulf.

In early fall of 1955, Helene chastises Frank for publishing a book catalog for many years and sending the first one to her just this year. On a lighter note, Helene jokingly asks for prayers for the Brooklyn Dodgers playing in the World...

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