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Review: More Letters of Note

Posted on December 21 2017

 

A follow-up to the phenomenal international bestseller, More Letters of Note is a compilation of letters of some of the world’s most celebrated writers, fictional characters, musicians, composers — you name it. Shaun Usher compiles letters of correspondence from the likes of Jane Austen, Helen Keller, Albus Dumbledore, Sylvia Plath, John Lennon, and many more.

Letters and notes by their personal nature have always encapsulated our most intimate thoughts, and this second book in the ‘Letters of Note’ collection once again offers us readers brand new perspectives with which to view our world — inspired by our very own heroes and heroines of literature, music, and politics.

In More Letters of Note, 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.

A collection that reminds us that much of what mattered in the lives of even the most influential people in history finds their way into letters. We learn that the things these authors, musicians, and characters once held dear to them during their lifetimes are likewise what we hold dear to us too. Weaved intricately within this compilation, we find things that transcend time and space that will inevitably always bind all of humanity together even as the rest of the world around us changes.

 


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