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The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 330
RecipientWilliam Cater
DateNovember 1, 1971
Subject(s)Apology for not writing, the value of letters

Letter 330 is a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien. }

Summary

Tolkien apologized for not replying to Cater’s 19 October letter, which he called one of the most kind and encouraging ever received. He said that letters of any length to an isolated man were like bread to a prisoner starving in a tower.