Special edition of the international bestseller, Letters of Note. Cloth-bound, 368 pages, hardcover, illustrated. Originally published by Unbound in 2013. No longer in print, this edition is a collector's item. Should you order a personalised copy, the inscription you supply shall be handwritten by the book's author, Shaun Usher, near the front of the book. Click here for the paperback edition.
First published in 2013, Letters of Note is an internationally bestselling collection of 125 of the world’s most entertaining, inspiring and unusual letters–a book-shaped museum that will grip and fling you from one emotion to the next, and a celebration of the power of written correspondence which captures the humour, seriousness, sadness and brilliance that make up all of our lives.
In this volume is a letter from Mick Jagger to Andy Warhol that contains a wonderfully laid-back design brief for a Rolling Stones album cover; a handwritten note from Queen Elizabeth II to U.S. President Eisenhower which is accompanied by Ma’am’s personal scone recipe; a remarkable and masterful riposte from a freed slave to his old master that will leave many of you punching the air; Virginia Woolf’s heart-rending final letter to her husband, written shortly before taking her own life; a beautiful, delicate letter of advice from Iggy Pop to a troubled young fan that could warm the coldest of hearts; a truly incredible letter penned by scientist Francis Crick to his son, in which he announces the discovery of the structure of DNA; a harrowing account of a mastectomy performed without anaesthetic, written by the 60-year-old patient to her daughter; and an extraordinary job application letter from one of history’s most celebrated minds, Leonardo da Vinci. One of the letters, imprinted into a clay tablet, dates all the way back to the 14th century BC; the most recent is just a few years old. All will captivate you.
Includes letters from:
Zelda Fitzgerald, Iggy Pop, Fidel Castro, Leonardo da Vinci, Bill Hicks, Anaïs Nin, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Amelia Earhart, Charles Darwin, Roald Dahl, Albert Einstein, Elvis Presley, Dorothy Parker, John F. Kennedy, Groucho Marx, Charles Dickens, Katharine Hepburn, Kurt Vonnegut, Mick Jagger, Steve Martin, Emily Dickinson, Alec Guinness, and many more.