Letters of Note: Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience (Hardback)
  • Letters of Note: Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience (Hardback)

Letters of Note: Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 24/10/2013
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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. Including letters from: Zelda Fitzgerald, Iggy Pop, Fidel Castro, Leonardo da Vinci, Bill Hicks, Anais Nin, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Amelia Earhart, Charles Darwin, Roald Dahl, Albert Einstein, Elvis Presley, Dorothy Parker, John F. Kennedy, Groucho Marx, Charles Dickens, Katharine Hepburn, Kurt Vonnegut, Mick Jagger, Steve Martin, Emily Dickinson and many more.

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781782112235

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“Beautiful book”

A stunning collection of letters that will keep you entertained for hours, a must have for any bookshelf!!! I was made aware of 'Letter of Note' through Twitter and am a huge fan of Shaun's work. I keep... More

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“Stunning Book - a must read”

I stumbled across this book by total chance, due to planning a trip to a talk at the 2014 Hay Literary festival, and this book happens to be the subject. I have been totally blown away by it. To be honest I was going... More

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23rd May 2014
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“A snare of a book”

I have tried showing this book to friends and family, but I keep getting distracted by it. It contains a huge number of letters - typed up where the print is hard to read and placed in context by the editor. It has... More

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