Amazing book full of fascinating letters from a variety of incredible people. Really interesting, I could not put it down and now make most people who come into the house flick through it! Virginia Wolfs suicide note brought me to tears, as well as the physician who helped Joseph Merrick (The elephant man). There are also more lighthearted notes like the queens to president Eisenhower. Just a great read and can not recommend it enough!
Letters of Note: Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience
A Hardback edition by Shaun Usher in English (Oct 24, 2013)
Letters of Note is a collection of over one hundred of the world's mostentertaining, 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, AnaÃ¯s 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.
- Compiled by
- Shaun Usher
- Canongate Books Ltd , Canongate Unbound
- Publication date
- Oct 24, 2013
- Product dimensions
- 208 x 283 x 36mm
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