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

More Letters of Note Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience

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Featuring Richard Burton's farewell note to Elizabeth Taylor, Helen Keller's letter to The New York Symphony Orchestra about 'hearing' their concert through her fingers, the final missives from a doomed Japan Airlines flight, this book offers a collection, which reminds us that much of what matters in our lives finds its way into our letters.

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

More Letters of Note is another rich and inspiring collection, which reminds us that much of what matters in our lives finds its way into our letters. These letters deliver the same mix of the heartfelt, the historically significant, the tragic, the comic and the unexpected. Discover David Bowie's response to his first piece of fan mail from America and even Albus Dumbledore writing to a reader applying for the position of Defence Against the Dark Arts Professor at Hogwarts. Including letters from: Jane Austen, Richard Burton, Helen Keller, Alan Turing, Albus Dumbledore, Eleanor Roosevelt, Henry James, Sylvia Plath, John Lennon, Gerald Durrell, Janis Joplin, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Janis Joplin, Hunter S. Thompson, C. G. Jung, Katherine Mansfield, Marge Simpson, David Bowie, Dorothy Parker, Buckminster Fuller, Beatrix Potter, Che Guevara, Evelyn Waugh, Charlotte Bronte and many more.

Reviews

Praise for Letters of Note:

'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

'Reading through them is addictive, like dipping into a bag of variously tempting assorted candies, knowing that the next one will always bring surprise and pleasure. Usher has an evident knack for selecting letters that land with the force of a good short story, with personalities and dramatic arcs emerging swiftly, from just a page or two. Many of the writers are famous people, caught in a moment of accessibility and rawness or off the-cuff virtuosity' New Yorker

'A gloriously presented compilation' Financial Times

'Open the pages of the anthology and the appeal is immediately obvious' Observer

'It is inspiring, and often sad, funny, and occasionally quite surreal' GQ

'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

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

23rd September 2015

Author

Shaun Usher

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Publisher

Canongate Books Ltd

Format

Hardback
384 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
The Real World
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Anthologies (non-poetry)

ISBN

9781782114543

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