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Letters of Note
by Compiled by Shaun Usher

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The paperback edition of this delightful and internationally bestselling collection of letters, to coincide with the Autumn run of Letters Live
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Letters of Note Summary


Letters of Note: Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience by Compiled by Shaun Usher

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 heartbreaking 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.

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Letters of Note Reviews


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 * * 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 * *
A truly extraordinary reading experience * * Big Issue * *
The volume is so well-produced it could become an heirloom, passed down through generations * * Huffington Post * *
This is an absolute dream and a privilege to have read . . . A beautifully arranged compilation of letters . . . Letters of Note boasts correspondence that will change your world-view, letters of love, rejection and admiration, fetters to wonder at and inspire * * Ribble Valley * *
Witty, tragic, educational, inspirational * * The List * *
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 * *

About Compiled by Shaun Usher


Shaun Usher is a writer and sole custodian of the popular blogs lettersofnote.com and listsofnote.com. He has transformed both blogs into bestselling books, crowdfunded 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.

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Additional information

GOR007976770
Letters of Note: Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience by Compiled by Shaun Usher
Compiled by Shaun Usher
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Canongate Books Ltd
2016-10-06
384
1782119280
9781782119289
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.