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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 Ushers 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, this handsome hardcover is a visual treat too, making Letters of Note an utterly distinctive gift, and an instant classic.,



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Shaun Usher

Shaun Usher was born in St. Albans, England in 1978 and currently lives in Cheshire with his wife and two sons. He is the sole custodian of the popular blog, Letters of Note, a book of which was published in October 2013 in the UK and became a bestseller. A US edition will follow in May of 2014. His obsession with correspondence is particularly interesting given that he regularly receives--and more often than not doesn't reply to--abuse from exasperated friends and family due to his apparent inability to return their calls, emails, and, on very rare occasions, letters. His second book is underway.



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