Letters dating from 1982, relating to: Yvonne Nicholson's month-long stay in hospital in Newcastle during February; NCN's private request that Cornthwaite visit Yvonne there as he is unable to; Yvonne's subsequent development of secondary cancer; further treatment and hospital stays; NCN's feelings following her death in August; rings she left to family members in her will; an invitation NCN has accepted to open a new bookshop in Millom in October, which will be his first engagement for 15 months; the value he places on his friendship with Doreen; plans for a reading in Lancaster in April 1983, and transport arrangements for this now NCN no longer has Yvonne to drive him; a planned reading at Liverpool colleges in May 1983; various visits to and from friends in the Millom area; plans to visit the artist Delmar Banner; other invitations received for spring readings; a very good review of Sea to the west in Outposts, which has cheered him; his plans to have the last three lines of 'Sea to the West' engraved on Yvonne's headstone; and some recorded Haydn symphonies he has enjoyed.
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