Letters of Note

Letters of Note

Correspondence Deserving of A Wider Audience

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

Including letters from:

Zelda Fitzgerald, Iggy Pop, Fidel Castro, Leonardo da Vinci, Bill Hicks, Ana�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.

Publisher: Edinburgh : 2013. Canongate,
ISBN: 9781782112235
Branch Call Number: ANF 808.86 LETT
Characteristics: 368 p. : ill. ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Usher, Shaun


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Jun 02, 2017

Powerful. Intimate. Unforgettable.

A glimpse into the private world of famous and not so famous people from thousands of years ago up to recent times. A wide range of authors and subject matter. What a fabulous idea for a book - even more so when the original handwritten copy is included with a typed duplicate and related pictures included.

I look forward to reading the second volume.

Apr 08, 2017

Awesome! inspirational!

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