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

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Synopsis

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, sadness and brilliance that make up all of our lives.



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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.

Essays & WritingEssays & Journalism Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd Publication Date: 24/10/2013 ISBN-13: 9781782112235  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Shaun Usher is a writer and sole custodian of the popular blogs www.lettersofnote.com and www.listsofnote.com. He has transformed both blogs into the bestselling books Letters of Note, More Letters of Note and Lists of Note, crowd-funded by Unbound and jointly published by Unbound and Canongate. He lives in Wilmslow with his wife Karina and their two sons. www.lettersofnote.com www.shaunusher.com Follow @LettersOfNote on Twitter

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Customer Reviews

I bought this book as Christmas present for a friend and thought it was beautiful and so interesting and unusual. My friend was delighted with it. I am going to buy another one for another friend.

- 12/01/2015
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This was bought to give as a Christmas present. My friend has phoned me to say the book is lovely to handle and is full of a variety of fascinating correspondence. Two examples - from Gandhi to Hitler in 1939, the last message from the Titanic.

- 04/01/2015
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More recently I have loved the letters on Shaun Usher’s website (www.lettersofnote.com) and was delighted to see it come out as a gorgeous book featuring letters in their original form. There are over a hundred of the world's most entertaining, inspiring and unusual letters. Some sad, some hilarious, some weird.

Nina Stibbe - 29/11/2013

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