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

Letters of Note Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience

Biography / Autobiography   The Real World   

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Offers a collection of one hundred and twenty five 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.

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

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: Queen Elizabeth II, Elvis Presley, Charles Schulz, Leonardo da Vinci, Iggy Pop, Fidel Castro, Anais Nin, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Amelia Earhart, Charles Darwin, Roald Dahl, Albert Einstein, Dorothy Parker, John F. Kennedy, Groucho Marx, Charles Dickens, Katharine Hepburn, Mick Jagger, Steve Martin, Clementine Churchill, Ray Bradbury, Kurt Vonnegut and many more.

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About the Author

Shaun Usher is the writer and sole custodian of the popular blogs listsofnote.com and lettersofnote.com. As a result, he spends much of his life hunting down letters and making lists of things he'd like to share. His first book, Letters of Note, was jointly published by Unbound and Canongate to widespread acclaim and became a top ten bestseller in the UK. It is now being published around the world. Shaun lives in Wilmslow, Cheshire with his wife Karina and their two sons.

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Publication date

24th October 2013

Author

Shaun Usher

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Author's Website

www.shaunusher.com/
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Publisher

Canongate Unbound an imprint of Canongate Books Ltd

Format

Hardback
384 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
The Real World

Anthologies (non-poetry)

ISBN

9781782112235

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