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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!

I Love My Plants A Gardening Journal

I Love My Plants A Gardening Journal

Author: Running Press Format: Spiral bound Release Date: 26/03/2020

From houseplants and succulents to container gardens and vegetable patches, track your gardening progress and plot your growing dreams in this charming, cheeky plant journal. Container gardeners, newly-minted homesteaders and eager plant parents rejoice! Full of informative sidebars, guided growth charts, recommended varietals and adorable illustrations, I Love My Plants is a unique and useful journal for keeping up with your green thumb. This concealed spiral-bound journal is as practical as it is beautiful, with three notched sections for easy reference, fresh tips for keeping plants thriving and a durable, matte-laminated cover. With room to track progress for both indoor and outdoor plants, as well as sections for free-form writing and planning, I Love My Plants is the perfect addition to any indoor, or outdoor, gardener's toolkit.

Transformation on the Southern Ukrainian Steppe Letters and Papers of Johann Cornies, Volume II: 1836-1842

Transformation on the Southern Ukrainian Steppe Letters and Papers of Johann Cornies, Volume II: 1836-1842

Author: Harvey L. Dyck Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/03/2020

In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the Russian empire opened the grasslands of southern Ukraine to agricultural settlement. Among the immigrants who arrived were communities of Prussian Mennonites, recruited as model colonists to bring progressive agricultural methods to the east. Transformation on the Southern Ukrainian Steppe documents the Tsarist Mennonite experience through the papers of Johann Cornies (1789-1848), an ambitious and energetic leader of the Mennonite colony of Molochna. Cornies was well connected in the imperial government, and his papers offer a window not just into the world of the Molochna Mennonites, but also into the Tsarist state's relationship with the national minorities of the frontier: Mennonites, Doukhobors, Nogai Tatars, and Jews. This selection of his letters and reports, translated into English, is an invaluable resource for scholars of all aspects of life in Tsarist Ukraine and for those interested in Mennonite history.

Agatha Christie's Complete Secret Notebooks Stories and Secrets of Murder in the Making

Agatha Christie's Complete Secret Notebooks Stories and Secrets of Murder in the Making

Author: John Curran Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/2020

Agatha Christie's Complete Secret Notebooks brings together for the first time Secret Notebooks and Murder in the Making, two volumes that explore the fascinating contents of her 73 notebooks. This includes illustrations, deleted extracts, unused ideas, two unpublished Poirot stories and a lost Miss Marple. When Agatha Christie died in 1976, aged 85, she had become the world's most popular author. With sales of more than two billion copies worldwide in more than 100 countries, she had achieved the impossible - more than one book every year since the 1920s, every one a bestseller. So prolific was Agatha Christie's output - 66 crime novels, 20 plays, 6 romance books under a pseudonym and over 150 short stories - it was often claimed that she had a photographic memory. Was this true? Or did she resort over those 55 years to more mundane methods of working out her ingenious crimes? Following the death of Agatha's daughter, Rosalind, at the end of 2004, a remarkable secret was revealed. Unearthed among her affairs at the family home of Greenway were Agatha Christie's private notebooks, 73 handwritten volumes of notes, lists and drafts outlining all her plans for her many books, plays and stories. Buried in this treasure trove, all in her unmistakable handwriting, are revelations and details that will fascinate anyone who has ever read or watched an Agatha Christie story. Christie archivist and expert John Curran leads the reader through the six decades of Agatha Christie's writing career, unearthing some remarkable clues to her success and a number of never-before-published excerpts and stories from her archives. This book features Agatha's original ending of her very first book, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, painstakingly transcribed from her notebooks. It also includes a number of short stories from the archives reproduced in full, including the unpublished The Man Who Knew, How I Created Hercule Poirot, and an early draft for a Miss Marple story, The Case of the Caretaker's Wife.

The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister - Vol.2 No Priest But Love

The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister - Vol.2 No Priest But Love

Author: Anne Lister Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/2020

ANNE LISTER IS THE INSPIRATION FOR GENTLEMAN JACK, THE ACCLAIMED BBC/HBO SERIES BY SALLY WAINWRIGHT, STARRING SURANNE JONES. 'The Lister diaries are the Dead Sea Scrolls of lesbian history; they changed everything. By resurrecting them and editing them with such loving attention and intelligence, Helena Whitbread has earned the gratitude of a whole generation' EMMA DONOGHUE 'Engaging, revealing, at times simply astonishing: Anne Lister's diaries are an indispensable read' SARAH WATERS When Helena Whitbread first published excerpts from Anne Lister's diary, which was written in a complicated, esoteric code, it was hailed as a lost piece of lesbian history. Whitbread has devoted years to researching and transcribing Lister's extensive journals; the 'crypthand' had allowed Lister to record her life in intimate, and at times, explicit, detail. It was the first time her story had been told. This second volume continues the story of one of the most remarkable women of her time: landowner, industrialist, traveller and lesbian. Anne Lister arrives in post-revolutionary Paris in 1824, attempting to recover from a doomed love affair with a married woman. There she becomes emotionally entangled with a young widow. Anne's efforts, firstly to extricate herself from this new 'scrape' and then to make a choice between the two women in her life, provides an absorbing sexual and social drama. We follow Anne Lister to Buxton, Derbyshire, where a husband appears in hot pursuit of his straying wife who has, in turn, followed Anne there; in Halifax, the Yorkshire town of Anne's birth; to London; and to post-revolutionary Paris, a city alive with political intrigue. Anne's descriptive powers bring each scene vividly to life, providing a brilliant, kaleidoscopic background to her story.

Letters of Note: Cats

Letters of Note: Cats

Author: Shaun Usher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

In Letters of Note: Cats, Shaun Usher collects together the most engaging missives that celebrate, eulogise, rail against and analyse the idiosyncratic ways of our feline companions. James Joyce, Elizabeth Taylor Erasmus Darwin, Ernest Hemingway Chester Himes, Raymond Chandler John Cheever, Edward Lear Sylvia Townsend Warner, Jack Lemmon & many more

Letters of Note: Love

Letters of Note: Love

Author: Shaun Usher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

In Letters of Note: Love, Shaun Usher gathers together some of the most powerful messages about love ever composed, whether inspired by love's first blush or the recriminations at its ending, the regrets of unrequited feelings and the joys of passions known. Includes letters by: Simone de Beauvoir, Frida Kahlo Georgia O'Keeffe, Zora Neale Hurston Evelyn Waugh, Vita Sackville-West Nelson Mandela, John Steinbeck & many more

Letters of Note: Music

Letters of Note: Music

Author: Shaun Usher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

In Letters of Note: Music, Shaun Usher brings together a riveting collection of letters by and about the musicians and music that enrich our lives, eliciting the full range of emotion from the human heart. Includes letters by: Ludgwig van Beethoven, Louis Armstrong Helen Keller, Madonna Jimi Hendrix, Audrey Hepburn Angelique Kidjo, Prince Eminem, Kim Gordon & many more

What I Love About You: Sister

What I Love About You: Sister

Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/03/2020

An inspirational fill-in gift book to complete and give to your sister. Often we find it difficult to express our true feelings to the ones we love. This beautiful journal is a very special way to say 'I love you' to your sister. Fill in the prompted pages and gift to your sister as a sign of your deep connection to one another.

Letters of Note: Art

Letters of Note: Art

Author: Shaun Usher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

In Letters of Note: Art, Shaun Usher celebrates extraordinary correspondence about Art, from missives on the agony of being overlooked, the ecstasy of producing work that excites, surprising sources of inspiration and rousing manifestos. Includes letters by: Michelangelo, Salvador Dali, Frida Kahlo, Artemisia Gentileschi, Oscar Howe, Paul Nash, Henri Matisse, Mark Rothko, Augusta Savage, Vincent van Gogh & many more

Letters of Note: War

Letters of Note: War

Author: Shaun Usher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

In Letters of Note: War, Shaun Usher brings together some of the most remarkable letters that encapsulate the human experience of war, from unimaginable feats of courage and compassion, to unthinkable episodes of violence and horror. Includes letters by: Martha Gellhorn, Alexander Hamilton Kurt Vonnegut, Mehmed IV J.R.R. Tolkien, June Wandrey Eleanor Wimbish, Luis Alvarez Canute Frankson, Gajan Singh & many more

Letters of Note: Mothers

Letters of Note: Mothers

Author: Shaun Usher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

In Letters of Note: Mothers, Shaun Usher gathers together exceptional missives by and about mothers, celebrating the joy and grief, humour and frustration, wisdom and sacrifice the role brings to both parent and child. Includes letters by: Caitlin Moran, Sylvia Plath, Martin Luther King Jr, George Bernard Shaw, E.B. White, Laura Dern, Louisa May Alcott, Ichazo Hiyashi, Bette Davis, Queen Esther Gupton Cheatham Jones & many more

Be Honest Your Journal of Self-discovery

Be Honest Your Journal of Self-discovery

Author: Kate Adams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

Be Honest journal is a self-enquiry tool for discovering the real you. It is a space in which to express your inner thoughts and feelings, which might feel uncomfortable, inappropriate or self-indulgent, but which are all opportunities for growth. What is it that you really want to say? What is it that you truly want to do? And who do you want to be? Through journaling, you can peel back the layers of the person you show to the world, drop the act and write a new story. Decisions become easier and swifter as you learn how to consult your inner guides and politely ignore your inner critics. You can practice expressing difficult emotions like anger within the safety of lines on a page before you try it out in the real world. You can be honest about your needs and your passions, what really bugs you and why you put up with that s**t. You will discover your gifts, expand your potential and challenge yourself to grow.