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Letter 56

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The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
Letter 56
RecipientChristopher Tolkien
DateMarch 1, 1944

Letter 56 is a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.


Christopher Tolkien was in an RAF training camp in South Africa since January, and his father wrote regularly.

The fragment has three trivial subjects. Tolkien starts his letter telling about the return of the "Useless Quack", Robert Havard, who had joined the Navy medical corps and was on leave in Oxford. He then tells of C.S. Lewis and the inaccuracy of the press (concerning Mr. Lewis), and closes the letter with a remark about the weather.