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Shaun Usher (Ed.) - Letters of Note (2nd Hand Softback)

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Letters of Note is a collection of over one hundred of the world's most entertaining, inspiring and unusual letters, based on the seismically popular website of the same name - an online museum of correspondence visited by over 70 million people.

From Virginia Woolf's heart-breaking suicide letter, to Queen Elizabeth II's recipe for drop scones sent to President Eisenhower; from the first recorded use of the expression 'OMG' in a letter to Winston Churchill, to Gandhi's appeal for calm to Hitler; and from Iggy Pop's beautiful letter of advice to a troubled young fan, to Leonardo da Vinci's remarkable job application letter, Letters of Note is a celebration of the power of written correspondence which captures the humour, seriousness, sadness and brilliance that make up all of our lives.

  • Format : Larger 2nd Hand Softback
  • Condition : Very Good
  • Category : Non-Fiction - Non-Fiction - Uncategorised
  • Published : 2013 (This Edition 2016 - Canongate)
  • ISBN : 9781782119289
  • SKU : B002560
  • PPC : SP800gm
  • RRP : £17.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

"A gloriously presented compilation" - Financial Times.

"The literary equivalent of a box of chocolates - bite-sized and pure addictive pleasure . . . The result is beautifully produced, with photographs and colour facsimiles of much of the correspondence. A gorgeous Christmas present" - Sunday Times.

"It is hard to see how Letters of Note could ever be surpassed" - Mail on Sunday.

"Funny, tragic, brilliantly incisive, historic, lyrical, romantic and studiedly offensive, this stupendous compendium of letters ancient and modern is my book of the year. You will never tire of it" - Stephen Fry.

"It is inspiring, and often sad, funny, and occasionally quite surreal" - GQ.

"A wonderful collection of magical missives . . . It'll have you reaching for pen and paper" - Evening Standard.

"As a guide to letters that deserve a wider readership, Usher's compilation is hard to beat" - Scotland on Sunday.

"A truly extraordinary reading experience" - Big Issue.

The Editor

Shaun Usher is the founder of the blog-based archives Letters of Note and Lists of Note, which have inspired books of the same name edited by him. He lives in the UK.