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Diaries, letters & journals

See below for a selection of the latest books from Diaries, letters & journals category. Presented with a red border are the Diaries, letters & journals books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Diaries, letters & journals books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Kiki's Delivery Service: Jiji Journal

Kiki's Delivery Service: Jiji Journal

Author: Studio Ghibli Format: Notebook / blank book Release Date: 20/08/2019

Featuring Jiji, the lovable black cat from Hayao Miyazaki's animated classic Kiki's Delivery Service, this soft plush and embroidered journal includes lined interiors and full-color artwork on the front and back pages, purr-fect for cat lovers and Studio Ghibli fans of all ages.

The Letters of Margaret of Anjou

The Letters of Margaret of Anjou

Author: Helen Maurer Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/08/2019

Margaret of Anjou remains a figure of controversy. As wife to the weak King Henry VI, she was on the losing side in the first phase of the Wars of the Roses. Yorkist propaganda vilifying Margaret was consolidated by Shakespeare: his portrait of a warlike and vengeful queen - a tiger's heart wrapped in a woman's hide - became the widely-accepted view, which up until recently had been little questioned. However, Margaret's letters, here in their first full collection, in one place for the first time, have their own story to tell - and present a rather different picture. In her words and the words of her contemporaries, both friend and foe, they reveal a woman who lived according to the noble standards of her time. She enjoyed the hunt, she practised her faith, and she tried to help or protect those who called upon her for assistance, as was expected of a queen and good lady . Henry's mental breakdown, the birth of their son and growing tensions among the lords of the land forced her to step outside the life she would have expected to live. This study of Margaret's letters establishes the scope of a late medieval queen's concerns, while providing a unique account of this extraordinary woman.

My Mindfulness Journal Live More Mindfully for Greater Peace, Contentment and Fulfilment

My Mindfulness Journal Live More Mindfully for Greater Peace, Contentment and Fulfilment

Author: Anna Black Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2019

Experience what it is like to live in the moment with this beautifully illustrated journal, specially designed to help you develop your own mindfulness practice. My Mindfulness Journal provides a way to introduce and integrate mindfulness into your life. Keeping a journal naturally encourages us to reflect on our experience. Reflection is a key part of mindfulness, as it requires an attitude of curiosity and also helps us to set an intention for our practice. Anna Black explains what mindfulness is and how it can help us to have less stress and more contentment, then offers guided exercises and activities that will help you record and reflect your experience with curiosity and without judgment. As well as writing and drawing exercises, there are also a variety of meditation practices, including working with our breath and focusing on the body, and pages where you can note down your own observations and thoughts. As you work through the book, you will not only discover that mindfulness practice becomes a more natural way of being, but have a vaulable record of your journey.

My Mindful Life Activities for Greater Peace, Contentment, and Fulfillment

My Mindful Life Activities for Greater Peace, Contentment, and Fulfillment

Author: Anna Black Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2019

Experience what it is like to live in the moment with this beautifully illustrated journal, specially designed to help you develop your own mindfulness practice. My Mindful Life provides a way to introduce and integrate mindfulness into your life. Keeping a journal naturally encourages us to reflect on our experience. Reflection is a key part of mindfulness, as it requires an attitude of curiosity and also helps us to set an intention for our practice. Anna Black explains what mindfulness is and how it can help us to have less stress and more contentment, then offers guided exercises and activities that will help you record and reflect your experience with curiosity and without judgment. As well as writing and drawing exercises, there are also a variety of meditation practices, including working with our breath and focusing on the body, and pages where you can note down your own observations and thoughts. As you work through the book, you will not only discover that mindfulness practice becomes a more natural way of being, but have a valuable record of your journey.

Design Diary 2020

Design Diary 2020

Author: Peter Zec Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/07/2019

Red Dot's annual agendas have become coveted collector's items in their own right. Published in letter-size format, the bilingual (English/German) day books present the latest design novelties. The 52 weeks of the year are each given a full page, while the facing pages feature the latest outstanding design achievements, including winners of the Red Dot Design Award. The Design Diary is a perfect promotional gift and has been on Red Dot Edition's bestseller list year after year. Text in English and German.

From a Sister's Heart Memories and Wishes from Me to You

From a Sister's Heart Memories and Wishes from Me to You

Author: Ruby Oaks Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/07/2019

Richardson-Sinkler Connections Planting, Politics, Horses, and Family Life, 1769-1853

Richardson-Sinkler Connections Planting, Politics, Horses, and Family Life, 1769-1853

Author: Harriet Clare Sinkler Little Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/06/2019

Offering a richly textured picture of early national South Carolina, Richardson-Sinkler Connections includes more than 150 letters and documents left by the prominent Richardson and Sinkler families, who lived in the Santee region between Charleston and Columbia. Prosperous landowners related by both blood and marriage, the families made their fortunes as planters of indigo, rice, and cotton. The Sinkler family established homes south of the Santee River starting around 1700, and Richard Richardson arrived from Virginia about 1730. The second James Sinkler died in 1800, leaving four children, only one of whom had completed his education. Thirteen years old when his father died, the second son, William Sinkler, was mentored by his older first cousin/brother-in-law, state representative and later governor James B. Richardson, who closely followed the boy's progress as he pursued his studies in the North. William would go on to build Eutaw plantation in what is now Orangeburg County and, like his cousin James, pursue a passionate interest in horse breeding and racing, even building a racetrack on his property. In addition to revealing details about matters of politics, farming, education, travel, and racing, the letters also describe the difficulties of visiting across the Santee River, in the Sandhills where the Richardsons lived. The linchpin of the two families was James Sinkler's widow, Margaret, who was adored by her niece/stepdaughter, Ann, as well as by the Richardson nephews and many others. Her letters, and Ann's, open a fascinating window into women's lives of the era. Thorough annotations with genealogical notes and charts trace the complicated relationships between the Sinklers and Richardsons, as well as among other prominent families of the region and state. The book includes more than forty illustrations, including portraits, sketches, photographs of plantations and other sites, plats, and maps.

The Language Letters Selected 1970s Correspondence of Bruce Andrews, Charles Bernstein, and Ron Silliman

The Language Letters Selected 1970s Correspondence of Bruce Andrews, Charles Bernstein, and Ron Silliman

Author: Matthew Hofer Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/06/2019

Bruce Andrews and Charles Bernstein released the first issue of the poetics newsletter L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E in 1978, launching language-centered writing. The Language Letters reveals Language poetry in its nascent stage, with letters written by Andrews, Bernstein, Ron Silliman, and others in intense and intimate conversation regarding poetry and poetics; the contemporary poetry and arts scenes; publication venues, journals, and magazines; and issues of community, camaraderie, and friendship. The editors have included two critical introductions, two interviews with Bernstein and Andrews, and appendices that include a previously unpublished essay on Larry Eigner by Robert Grenier and short biographies of the major authors. Written between 1970 and 1978, these letters detail the development of the concepts and styles that came to define one of the most influential movements in post-1960s writing. Scholars, writers, and students of poetry will find this collection essential to understanding this important period of literary history.

The Letters of William H. McNeill and David Christian Leaving West Civ Behind

The Letters of William H. McNeill and David Christian Leaving West Civ Behind

Author: David Baker Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/06/2019

The Letters of William H. McNeill and David Christian is an edited selection of letters between William H. McNeill, an eminent American historian known for his 1964 bestseller and National Book Award winner The Rise of the West: A History of the Human Community, and a younger scholar in Australia, David Christian, who is developing a new approach called Big History. As they discuss Christian's ideas, we see two great historians looking at historical frameworks such as Marxist thought, and discussing the relationship between history and natural history and the sciences. The result of this correspondence was McNeill's being convinced that Big History was, as he put it in his foreword to the resulting book Maps of Time, Here, then, is a historical and intellectual masterpiece: clear, coherent, erudite, elegant, venturesome, and concise. It offers his readers a magnificent synthesis of what scholars and scientists have learned about the world around us in the past hundred years.

Dear Mary Letters Home from the 10th Mountain Division (1944-1945)

Dear Mary Letters Home from the 10th Mountain Division (1944-1945)

Author: Sydney M. Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/06/2019