More Letters of Note Book

More Letters of Note


  • Author : Shaun Usher
  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Release Date : 2015-10-01
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 710
  • ISBN 10 : 9781782114550

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More Letters of Note Excerpt :

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 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 in 1985, 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 Brontë and many more.

Letters of Note Book

Letters of Note


  • Author : Shaun Usher
  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Release Date : 2021-10-28
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 641
  • ISBN 10 : 9781838856168

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Letters of Note Excerpt :

Letters of Note, the book based on the beloved website of the same name, became an instant classic on publication in 2013, selling hundreds of thousands of copies. This new edition sees the collection of the world's most entertaining, inspiring and unusual letters updated with fourteen riveting new missives and a new introduction from curator Shaun Usher. From Virginia Woolf's heart-breaking suicide letter to Queen Elizabeth II's recipe for drop scones sent to President Eisenhower; from the first recorded use of the expression 'OMG' in a letter to Winston Churchill, to Gandhi's appeal for calm to Hitler; and from Iggy Pop's beautiful letter of advice to a troubled young fan, to Leonardo da Vinci's remarkable job application letter, Letters of Note is a celebration of the power of written correspondence which captures the humour, seriousness, sadness and brilliance that make up all of our lives.

Letters of Note  Volume 2 Book
Score: 4
From 21 Ratings

Letters of Note Volume 2


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release Date : 2016-10-11
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 1452153833

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Letters of Note Volume 2 Excerpt :

From the editor of the New York Times bestseller and instant classic Letters of Note, comes this companion volume of more than 125 captivating letters. Each turn of the page brings delight and discovery in a collection of correspondence that spans centuries and place, written by the famous, the not-so-famous, and the downright infamous. Entries are accompanied by a transcript of the letter, a short contextual introduction, and a spirited illustration—in most cases, a facsimile of the letter itself. A splendid gatefold features one extraordinary hand-embroidered biographical letter. As surprising as it is entertaining, Letters of Note: Volume 2 is a gift of endless enjoyment and lasting value.

Letters of Note  Dogs Book

Letters of Note Dogs


  • Author : Shaun Usher
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Release Date : 2021-11-02
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9780771049767

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Letters of Note Dogs Excerpt :

A charming collection of letters celebrating our beloved companions curated by the founder of the globally popular Letters of Note website. The first volume in the bestselling Letters of Note series was a collection of hundreds of the world's most entertaining, inspiring, and unusual letters, based on the seismically popular website of the same name--an online museum of correspondence visited by over 70 million people. From Virginia Woolf's heartbreaking suicide letter, to Queen Elizabeth II's recipe for drop scones sent to President Eisenhower; from the first recorded use of the expression 'OMG' in a letter to Winston Churchill, to Gandhi's appeal for calm to Hitler; and from Iggy Pop's beautiful letter of advice to a troubled young fan, to Leonardo da Vinci's remarkable job application letter. Now, the curator of Letters of Note, Shaun Usher, gives us wonderful new volumes featuring letters organized around a universal theme. In this volume, Shaun Usher turns to our beloved companions: dogs. Includes letters by Clara Bow, Bob Hope, Charles Lamb, Sue Perkins, Marcel Proust, Gertrude Stein, E.B. White and many more.

Letters of Note  New York City Book

Letters of Note New York City


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Release Date : 2021-11-02
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9780771049705

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Letters of Note New York City Excerpt :

An illuminating and energetic collection of letters about New York City curated by the founder of the globally popular Letters of Note website. The first volume in the bestselling Letters of Note series was a collection of hundreds of the world's most entertaining, inspiring, and unusual letters, based on the seismically popular website of the same name--an online museum of correspondence visited by over 70 million people. From Virginia Woolf's heartbreaking suicide letter, to Queen Elizabeth II's recipe for drop scones sent to President Eisenhower; from the first recorded use of the expression 'OMG' in a letter to Winston Churchill, to Gandhi's appeal for calm to Hitler; and from Iggy Pop's beautiful letter of advice to a troubled young fan, to Leonardo da Vinci's remarkable job application letter. Now, the curator of Letters of Note, Shaun Usher, gives us wonderful new volumes featuring letters organized around a universal theme. In this volume, Shaun Usher collects letters about New York City. Includes letters by Italo Calvino, Ralph Ellison, Kahlil Gibran, Helen Keller, Martin Scorsese, Saum Song Bo, Anaïs Nin and many more.

Letters of Note  Love Book

Letters of Note Love


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Release Date : 2020-03-31
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 125
  • ISBN 10 : 9780771049545

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Letters of Note Love Excerpt :

A compilation of remarkable letters with love at their heart, from the curator of the globally popular Letters of Note website. The first volume in the bestselling Letters of Note series was a collection of hundreds of the world's most entertaining, inspiring, and unusual letters, based on the seismically popular website of the same name--an online museum of correspondence visited by over 70 million people. From Virginia Woolf's heartbreaking suicide letter, to Queen Elizabeth II's recipe for drop scones sent to President Eisenhower; from the first recorded use of the expression 'OMG' in a letter to Winston Churchill, to Gandhi's appeal for calm to Hitler; and from Iggy Pop's beautiful letter of advice to a troubled young fan, to Leonardo da Vinci's remarkable job application letter. Now, the curator of Letters of Note, Shaun Usher, gives us wonderful new volumes featuring letters organized around a universal theme. In this volume, Shaun Usher turns to the subject of love. What emotion inspires humans to put pen to paper more than love? It's unsurprising that love letters provide an endless source of extraordinary writing. Letters of Note: Love 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 Zora Neale Hurston, Napoleon Bonaparte, Frida Kahlo, Nelson Mandela, and many more.

Letters of Note  Dogs Book

Letters of Note Dogs


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2021-11-02
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525506553

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Letters of Note Dogs Excerpt :

An irresistible new volume of affectionate missives about our man's best friend from the author of the bestselling Letters of Note collections. In Letters of Note: Dogs, Shaun Usher brings together a delightful collection of correspondence about our canine friends, featuring affectionate accounts of pups' playful misdemeanours, heartfelt tributes to loyal fidos and shared tales of remarkable hounds. Includes letters by: Clara Bow, Bob Hope, Charles Lamb, Sue Perkins, Marcel Proust, Dodie Smith, Gertrude Stein, E.B. White & many more

Lists of Note Book
Score: 3.5
From 10 Ratings

Lists of Note


  • Author : Shaun Usher
  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Release Date : 2014-10-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 484
  • ISBN 10 : 9781782114536

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Lists of Note Excerpt :

Humans have been making lists for even longer than they've been writing letters. They are the shorthand for what really matters to us: our hopes and aspirations; likes and dislikes; rules for living and loving; records of our memories and reminders of the things we want to do before we die. Just as he did with Letters of Note, Shaun Usher has trawled the world's archives to produce a rich visual anthology that stretches from ancient times to present day. From a to-do list of Leonardo da Vinci's to Charles Darwin on the pros and cons of marriage or Julia Child's list of possible titles for what would later become an American cooking bible, Lists of Note is a constantly surprising A-Z of what makes us human. In its pages you'll find 125 lists with facsimiles or illustrations, including: 1. A shopping list written by two 9th-century Tibetan monks 2. A handwritten list of the BFG's favourite words by Roald Dahl 3. The 19 year-old Isaac Newton's list of the 57 sins he'd already committed 4. Galileo's list of parts needed to build his telescope 5. Einstein's punitive list of conditions imposed on his first wife 6. 29-year-old Marilyn Monroe's inspirational set of New Year's resolutions 7. Martin Luther King's advice for black people starting to use buses 8. Johnny Cash's list of 'things to do today' 9. Michelangelo's illustrated shopping list 10. Advice for 'chick rockers' by Chrissie Hynde And many, many more...

Letters of Note  Sex Book

Letters of Note Sex


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Release Date : 2021-11-02
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9780771049729

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Letters of Note Sex Excerpt :

A surprising and varied collection of letters on the subject of sex curated by the founder of the globally popular Letters of Note website. The first volume in the bestselling Letters of Note series was a collection of hundreds of the world's most entertaining, inspiring, and unusual letters, based on the seismically popular website of the same name--an online museum of correspondence visited by over 70 million people. From Virginia Woolf's heartbreaking suicide letter, to Queen Elizabeth II's recipe for drop scones sent to President Eisenhower; from the first recorded use of the expression 'OMG' in a letter to Winston Churchill, to Gandhi's appeal for calm to Hitler; and from Iggy Pop's beautiful letter of advice to a troubled young fan, to Leonardo da Vinci's remarkable job application letter. Now, the curator of Letters of Note, Shaun Usher, gives us wonderful new volumes featuring letters organized around a universal theme. In this volume, Shaun Usher turns to the subject of sex. Includes letters by John Cheever, Dorothy Day, Frida Kahlo, Margaret Mead, Henry Miller, Anaïs Nin, Mae West and many more.

Letters of Note  Fathers Book

Letters of Note Fathers


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Release Date : 2021-06-01
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9780771049620

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Letters of Note Fathers Excerpt :

A delightful collection of letters about fathers and fatherhood, curated by the founder of the globally popular Letters of Note website. The first volume in the bestselling Letters of Note series was a collection of hundreds of the world's most entertaining, inspiring, and unusual letters, based on the seismically popular website of the same name--an online museum of correspondence visited by over 70 million people. From Virginia Woolf's heartbreaking suicide letter, to Queen Elizabeth II's recipe for drop scones sent to President Eisenhower; from the first recorded use of the expression 'OMG' in a letter to Winston Churchill, to Gandhi's appeal for calm to Hitler; and from Iggy Pop's beautiful letter of advice to a troubled young fan, to Leonardo da Vinci's remarkable job application letter. Now, the curator of Letters of Note, Shaun Usher, gives us wonderful new volumes featuring letters organized around a universal theme. In this volume, Shaun Usher turns his attention to the topic of fathers and fatherhood. Contributors to be confirmed.

Letters of Note  Cats Book
Score: 4
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Letters of Note Cats


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Release Date : 2020-03-31
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 124
  • ISBN 10 : 9780771049606

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Letters of Note Cats Excerpt :

An irresistible feline-themed selection of letters from the curator of the globally popular Letters of Note website. The first volume in the bestselling Letters of Note series was a collection of hundreds of the world's most entertaining, inspiring, and unusual letters, based on the seismically popular website of the same name--an online museum of correspondence visited by over 70 million people. From Virginia Woolf's heartbreaking suicide letter, to Queen Elizabeth II's recipe for drop scones sent to President Eisenhower; from the first recorded use of the expression 'OMG' in a letter to Winston Churchill, to Gandhi's appeal for calm to Hitler; and from Iggy Pop's beautiful letter of advice to a troubled young fan, to Leonardo da Vinci's remarkable job application letter. Now, the curator of Letters of Note, Shaun Usher, gives us wonderful new volumes featuring letters organized around a universal theme. In this volume, Shaun Usher turns to the cat--a subject of fascination, amusement, reverence, and joy. Even before they reigned supreme on the internet, their idiosyncratic ways and hold on our affections had long been written about in many forms. Letters of Note: collects together the most engaging missives that celebrate eulogize, rail against and analyze the ways of our feline companions. Includes letters by Nikola Tesla, Rachel Carson, Anne Frank, John Cheever, and many more.

Speeches of Note Book

Speeches of Note


  • Author : Shaun Usher
  • Publisher : Ten Speed Press
  • Release Date : 2018-12-04
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780399580079

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Speeches of Note Excerpt :

From the author of the New York Times bestseller Letters of Note comes a collection of 75 of history's most interesting, profound, and sometimes unknown speeches from a range of scintillating personalities such as Frederick Douglass, Justin Trudeau, Albert Einstein, Meghan Markle, Barbara Jordan, and Ursula K. Le Guin. This thoughtfully curated and richly illustrated collection celebrates oratory old and new, highlighting speeches we know and admire, while also shining a light on profound drafts that were never delivered or have until now been forgotten. From George Bernard Shaw's warm and rousing toast to Albert Einstein in 1930 and the commencement address affectionately given to graduates at Long Island University by Kermit the Frog, to the chilling public announcement (that was thankfully never made) by President Richard Nixon should Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin become stranded on the moon, Speeches of Note honors the words and ideas of some of history’s most provocative and inspiring personages.

Letters of Note  Outer Space Book

Letters of Note Outer Space


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2021-09-07
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 9780143134695

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Letters of Note Outer Space Excerpt :

An irresistible new volume of missives about outer space, from the author of the bestselling Letters of Note collections In Letters of Note: Outer Space, Shaun Usher brings together fascinating correspondence about the universe beyond our planet, containing hopeful thoughts about the future of space travel, awestruck messages penned about the world beyond our own and celebrations of the human ingenuity that has facilitated our understanding of the cosmos. Includes letters by: Buzz Aldrin, Isaac Asimov, Marion Carpenter, Yuri Gagarin, Ann Druyan, Stanley Kubrick, Nikola Tesla, Neil DeGrasse Tyson & many more

Letters of Note  Fathers Book

Letters of Note Fathers


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2021-05-11
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525506515

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Letters of Note Fathers Excerpt :

A fascinating new volume of messages about fatherhood, from the author of the bestselling Letters of Note collections. In Letters of Note: Fathers, Shaun Usher collects together remarkable correspondence by and about fathers, including proud parental words of love, advice from experienced dads to new ones, as well as letters from both frustrated and adoring offspring. Includes letters by: Anne Frank, W.E.B. Du Bois, Jawaharlal Nehru, Groucho Marx, Che Guevara, Ted Hughes Katherine Mansfield, Fergal Keane, Arthur Conan Doyle, Samuel Bernstein & many more

Letters of Note  War Book

Letters of Note War


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Release Date : 2020-03-31
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 122
  • ISBN 10 : 9780771049569

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Letters of Note War Excerpt :

A compilation of remarkable letters with love at their heart, from the curator of the globally popular Letters of Note website. The first volume in the bestselling Letters of Note series was a collection of hundreds of the world's most entertaining, inspiring, and unusual letters, based on the seismically popular website of the same name--an online museum of correspondence visited by over 70 million people. From Virginia Woolf's heartbreaking suicide letter, to Queen Elizabeth II's recipe for drop scones sent to President Eisenhower; from the first recorded use of the expression 'OMG' in a letter to Winston Churchill, to Gandhi's appeal for calm to Hitler; and from Iggy Pop's beautiful letter of advice to a troubled young fan, to Leonardo da Vinci's remarkable job application letter. Now, the curator of Letters of Note, Shaun Usher, gives us wonderful new volumes featuring letters organized around a universal theme. In this volume, Shaun Usher turns to the subject of love. What emotion inspires humans to put pen to paper more than love? It's unsurprising that love letters provide an endless source of extraordinary writing. Letters of Note: Love 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 Zora Neale Hurston, Napoleon Bonaparte, Frida Kahlo, Nelson Mandela, and many more.