More Letters of Note

More Letters of Note
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Author: Shaun Usher
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781782114550
Release: 2015-10-01
Editor: Canongate Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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

Letters of Note
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Author: Shaun Usher
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781782112242
Release: 2013-10-24
Editor: Canongate Unbound

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Letters of Note is a collection of over one hundred 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 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 1

Letters of Note  Volume 1
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781452140865
Release: 2014-05-06
Editor: Chronicle Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This spectacular collection of more than 125 letters offers a never-before-seen glimpse of the events and people of history—the brightest and best, the most notorious, and the endearingly everyday. Entries include a transcript of the letter; a short contextual introduction; and, in 100 cases, a captivating facsimile of the letter itself. The artfulness of Shaun Usher's eclectic arrangement creates a reading experience rich in discovery. Mordant, hilarious, poignant, enlightening—surprise rewards each turn of the page. Colorfully illustrated with photographs, portraits, and relevant artworks, Letters of Note is an instant classic.

Letters of Note Mothers

Letters of Note  Mothers
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781786899453
Release: 2020-03-05
Editor: Canongate Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In Letters of Note: Mothers, Shaun Usher gathers together exceptional missives by and to 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, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Bette Davis, Richard Wagner, Martha Gellhorn & many more

Letters of Note Fathers

Letters of Note  Fathers
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780771049620
Release: 2021-06-01
Editor: McClelland & Stewart

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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 Love

Letters of Note  Love
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Author: Shaun Usher
Pages: 144
ISBN: 1786895323
Release: 2020-03
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A compilation of remarkable letters with love at their heart, from the curator of the Letters of Note website.

Letters of Note Art

Letters of Note  Art
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781838851477
Release: 2020-03-05
Editor: Canongate Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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, to surprising sources of inspiration and rousing manifestos. Includes letters by: Michelangelo, Salvador Dali, Frida Kahlo, Artemisia Gentileschi, Oscar Howe, Martin Scorsese, Henri Matisse, Mick Jagger, Augusta Savage, Vincent van Gogh & many more

A Million Years in a Day

A Million Years in a Day
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Author: Greg Jenner
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781250089458
Release: 2016-06-21
Editor: Macmillan

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Who invented beds? When did we start cleaning our teeth? How old are wine and beer? Which came first: the toilet seat or toilet paper? What was the first clock? Every day, from the moment our alarm clock wakes us in the morning until our head hits our pillow at night, we all take part in rituals that are millennia old. Structured around one ordinary day, A Million Years in a Day reveals the astonishing origins and development of the daily practices we take for granted. In this gloriously entertaining romp through human history, Greg Jenner explores the gradual—and often unexpected—evolution of our daily routines. This is not a story of wars, politics, or great events. Instead, Jenner has scoured Roman rubbish bins, Egyptian tombs, and Victorian sewers to bring us the most intriguing, surprising, and sometimes downright silly historical nuggets from our past. Drawn from across the world, spanning a million years of humanity, this book is a smorgasbord of historical delights. It is a history of all those things you always wondered about—and many you have never considered. It is the story of your life, one million years in the making.

Letters of Note Mothers

Letters of Note  Mothers
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780771049668
Release: 2020-03-31
Editor: McClelland & Stewart

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A gorgeous collection of letters about mothers and motherhood, 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 mothers and motherhood. Contributors to be confirmed.

Letters of Note Music

Letters of Note  Music
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780771049583
Release: 2020-03-31
Editor: McClelland & Stewart

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An inspired and inspiring collection of letters on the theme of music, 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 music in all its forms. Music elicits the full range of emotion from the human heart: from joy to despair, humour to awe. Letters of Note: Music brings together a riveting collection of letters by and about musicians and music that enrich our lives. Includes letters by Charles Mingus, Helen Keller, Nick Cave, Roger Taylor, Angelique Kidjo, and many more.

Letters of Note Mothers

Letters of Note  Mothers
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 144
ISBN: 077104965X
Release: 2020-03-03
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A gorgeous collection of letters about mothers and motherhood, 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 mothers and motherhood. Contributors to be confirmed.

The Gap of Time

The Gap of Time
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Author: Jeanette Winterson
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780345809193
Release: 2015-10-06
Editor: Knopf Canada

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"All of us have talismanic texts that we have carried around and that carry us around. I have worked with The Winter's Tale in many disguises for many years.... And I love cover versions." Jeanette Winterson The Winter's Tale is one of Shakespeare's “late plays”. It tells the story of Leontes, King of Sicily, whose insane jealousy results in the banishment of his baby daughter, Perdita, from the kingdom and then the death of his beautiful wife, Hermione. Perdita is brought up by a shepherd on the Bohemian coast, but through a series of miraculous events, father and daughter, and eventually mother too, are reunited. In Jeanette Winterson's retelling we move from London, a city reeling after the 2008 financial crash, to a storm-ravaged city in the US called New Bohemia. Her story is one of childhood friendship, money, status, video games and the elliptical nature of time. It tells in a hyper-modern way, full of energy and beauty, of the consuming power of jealousy on the one hand, and love, redemption and a lost child on the other.

Letters of Note Sex

Letters of Note  Sex
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780525506522
Release: 2021-09-07
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An irresistible new volume of affectionate missives about everyone's favorite taboo topic from the author of the bestselling Letters of Note collections. In Letters of Note: Sex, Shaun Usher collects together some of the most noteworthy missives ever written on the subject, from euphemism-laden, flirtatious exchanges and desire-driven expressions of passion to sincere and thoughtful meditations on the meaning of sex. Includes letters by: John Cheever, Sigmund Freud, Dorothy Day, James Joyce, Margaret Mead, Henry Miller, Anaïs Nin, Mae West & many more

Letters of Note Space

Letters of Note  Space
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Author: Shaun Usher
Pages: 144
ISBN: 1786895420
Release: 2020-10
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In Letters of Note: Space, Shaun Usher brings together fascinating correspondence about the universe beyond our planet, with hopeful thoughts expressed about the future of space travel, awestruck messages penned about the world beyond our own, fearful warnings given of the same 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 Mae Jemison, Stanley Kubrick Nikola Tesla, Neil DeGrasse Tyson & many more.

Letters of Note New York

Letters of Note  New York
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 144
ISBN: 0771049692
Release: 2021-11-02
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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. Contributors to be confirmed.

Letters of Note Fathers

Letters of Note  Fathers
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 144
ISBN: 1838850139
Release: 2020-05-07
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In Letters of Note: Fathers, Shaun Usher collects letters celebrating weird and wonderful dads.

Slaughterhouse five

Slaughterhouse five
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Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Pages: 275
ISBN: 9780385333849
Release: 1999
Editor: Dial Press Trade Paperback

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Billy Pilgrim returns home from the Second World War only to be kidnapped by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore, who teach him that time is an eternal present

Mastering the Art of French Cooking Volume 2

Mastering the Art of French Cooking  Volume 2
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Author: Julia Child
Pages: 648
ISBN: 9780307958181
Release: 2012-04-03
Editor: Knopf

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The beloved sequel to the bestselling classic, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume II presents more fantastic step-by-step French recipes for home cooks. Working from the principle that “mastering any art is a continuing process,” Julia Child and Simone Beck gathered together a brilliant selection of new dishes to bring you to a yet higher level of culinary mastery. They have searched out more of the classic dishes and regional specialties of France, and adapted them so that Americans, working with American ingredients, in American kitchens, can achieve the incomparable flavors and aromas that bring up a rush of memories—of lunch at a country inn in Provence, of an evening at a great Paris restaurant, of the essential cooking of France. From French bread to salted goose, from peasant ragoûts to royal Napoleons, recipes are written with the same detail, exactness, and clarity that are the soul of Mastering the Art of French Cooking.

Letters of Note Fathers

Letters of Note  Fathers
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Author: Shaun Usher
Pages: 144
ISBN: 0143134701
Release: 2021-05-18
Editor: Penguin Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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 Dogs

Letters of Note  Dogs
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 160
ISBN: 0143134744
Release: 2021-11-02
Editor: Penguin Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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