How to Write a Letter
By Shaun Usher
How to rediscover the long-lost art of letter-writing by bestselling expert Shaun Usher.
When was the last time you wrote a personalised letter?
Chose just the right thickness of card, the smoothest writing pen, the best colour ink?
The bestselling author of Letters of Note gets to the heart of the dying art of letter-writing. Drawing on ancient history and Victorian how-to guides, Shaun Usher reminds us of the significance of letters. By selecting some of the most fascinating and moving correspondence of all time, he shows how revealing a letter can be as part of a person's character. And why it's so important we keep writing.
Shaun Usher's obsession with old-fashioned correspondence began when he fell in love with his future wife, Karina, by letter in 2002. This ultimately led to the 2009 launch of Letters of Note, an online museum of "correspondence deserving of a wider audience" which to date has been visited more than 100 million times. Four years later, his website spawned a much-anticipated book of the same name, the first of three books "of note" to be crowdfunded with Unbound; it was published in 2013 to widespread acclaim, has since become an international bestseller, and inspired Letters Live, a star-studded live show in which these letters are brought to life on stage.
Shaun lives in Manchester with Karina and their two sons
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17 May 2018
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