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First published in 2020, Letters of Note: Mothers is an invaluable pocket-sized collection of thirty letters written to, from, or about mothers—an epistolary journey through the joy, grief, humour, frustration, wisdom and sacrifice the role brings to both parent and child. The oldest letter was written in the fourth century AD by a young Egyptian girl mourning her mother’s death; the most recent was sent in 2018 by a young English lady who was inspired by the plot of a movie to write to hers. In the years between you will find a letter from a disappointed mother, sent to an underachieving teenage son who went on to lead his country to victory in World War II; a fiery exchange of letters between a Hollywood leading lady and her daughter which for some reason they published in their respective memoirs for all to see; a heartbreaking yet beautiful letter from a terminally ill woman to her young daughters, in which she explains her predicament; a farewell letter from a 23-year-old kamikaze pilot to his mother, written a few days before his final mission; and much more.
Includes letters by:
Caitlin Moran, Sylvia Plath, Martin Luther King Jr., George Bernard Shaw, E.B. White, Laura Dern, Louisa May Alcott, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Bette Davis, Richard Wagner, Martha Gellhorn & many more.