for your wonderful letters…
Mum was so touched – and utterly amazed – to read the letters you so kindly wrote to her on the occasion of her Book Trust Lifetime Achievement Award. They are now stowed safely in the cupboard of her most precious belongings (next to Dogger in his retirement box, which seems somehow very appropriate), but they are taken out again often and are are looking well-read already.
It sounds maudlin but I promise it isn’t: she will have these things said about her when she isn’t here to love them; how very, very much better and happier this has been.
Here is her reply.