Lists of Note (Hardback)Shaun Usher (compiler)
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Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 1417 g
Dimensions: 289 x 209 x 32 mm
Lists of Note: 1. Splendid. 2. Addictive. 3. Sumptuously produced with interesting photos and facsimiles of actual lists * * Independent * *
Dipping into it, with Usher's interesting notes and asides an amiable companion, is fascinating * * Observer * *
Engrossing * * Spectator * *
A deeply moving book that uses its carefully selected details of the minutiae of human life to paint a panoramic mosaic of how we behave, how we hope, how we cope, care, hate, cry and love * * Big Issue * *
Endless dip-into fun * * Woman and Home * *
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 * * on LETTERS OF NOTE * *
A gloriously presented compilation * * Financial Times on LETTERS OF NOTE * *
Open the pages of the anthology and the appeal is immediately obvious * * Observer on LETTERS OF NOTE * *
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 * * Sunday Times on LETTERS OF NOTE * *
A truly extraordinary reading experience * * Big Issue on LETTERS OF NOTE * *
Quite literally the most enjoyable volume it is possible to imagine. Every page is a marvel * * Spectator on LETTERS OF NOTE * *
It is hard to see how Letters of Note could ever be surpassed * * Mail on Sunday on LETTERS OF NOTE * *
It is inspiring, and often sad, funny, and occasionally quite surreal * * GQ on LETTERS OF NOTE * *
A wonderful collection of magical missives * * Evening Standard on LETTERS OF NOTE * *
This wonderful volume features letters for the great and the good, including Mick Jagger, Roald Dahl - and the Queen, with her personal recipe for drop scones! Some are witty, some are wicked and others will move you to tears * * Bella on LISTS OF NOTE * *
The volume is so well-produced it could become an heirloom, passed down through generations * * Huffington Post on LETTERS OF NOTE * *
Witty, tragic, educational, inspirational * * The List on LETTERS OF NOTE * *
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