88 WHITELANDS HOUSE
My dear Miss Tomkinson
I still can’t believe that I am not coming back. I am sure this is just an ordinary weeks leave, and I will be returning next week, by the 4.5 to Bicester! Until I actually start at East Grinstead I shall go on thinking this.
I want to thank you so much for everything you have done for me. I can’t begin to tell you how I loved being at Tusmore, and how very happy I was. I shall always remember it as the happiest eight months of the war.
I do hope you will be able to get a book you want with the tokens. I thought perhaps you would prefer to choose one for yourself, rather than my sending you one perhaps you had already or did not like very much.
Once again thank you for such a very happy time, and I hope to see you all again before very long.
With much love
Yours very affectionately