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TCG Letter #219 / Carpenter Letter #94


From
J.R.R. Tolkien
To
Christopher Tolkien
Date
28 December 1944
Type
Unknown
Transcript
Partial
Tolkien was happy that Christopher had sent many letters and that more of Ring had arrived. His son liked it even though it seemed to have added to his homesickness. Tolkien commented that it just showed the difference between life and literature.

The weather was one of the chief events of Christmas. A heavy fog had frozen and created hoarfrost such as he could only remember three times before in his life.

Mr. Eden in the House of Commons had expressed pain at occurrences in Greece, "the home of democracy". Was he ignorant or insincere, asked Tolkien.

In the 2023 revised edition of Letters, Tolkien briefly talks about some unusual weather in Birmingham and what people there thought of it.
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References
The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien (1981), pp. 106-07, p. 440 (Carpenter notes)
Cartas de J.R.R. Tolkien, pp. 164-6, p. 627 (notas de Carpenter)
Fæder his suna (Father to Son. FS) No. 71


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