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Letters of Note : Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience - Shaun Usher

Letters of Note

Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience

By: Shaun Usher (Compiled by)

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Published: 26th October 2016
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The pocket edition of this delightful and internationally bestselling collection of letters.

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.

About the Author

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 bestselling books, crowd-funded by Unbound and jointly published by Unbound and Canongate. He lives in Wilmslow with his wife Karina and their two sons. He is the author of the bestselling Letters of Note, More Letters of Note and Lists of Note.

Quite literally the most enjoyable volume it is possible to imagine. Every page is a marvel * Spectator

Addictive, like dipping into a bag of variously tempting assorted candies, knowing that the next one will always bring surprise and pleasure * New Yorker

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 * The 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

ISBN: 9781782119289
ISBN-10: 1782119280
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 26th October 2016
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.4 x 16.6  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.73