Letters of Note: Love

Compiled by Shaun Usher

Letters of Note: Love by Shaun Usher (Paperback ISBN 9781786895325) book cover

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A compulsive collection of the world’s most entertaining, inspiring and powerful letters with love at their heart, curated by the founder of the global phenomenon lettersofnote.com

In Letters of Note: Love, Shaun Usher 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:
Simone de Beauvoir, Frida Kahlo
Georgia O’Keeffe, Zora Neale Hurston
Evelyn Waugh, Vita Sackville-West
Nelson Mandela, John Steinbeck
& many more


“Praise for Letters of Note: Quite literally the most enjoyable volume it is possible to imagine. Every page is a marvel”
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“It is inspiring, and often sad, funny, and occasionally quite surreal”
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“A truly extraordinary reading experience”
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“Witty, tragic, educational, inspirational”
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“Addictive, like dipping into a bag of variously tempting assorted candies, knowing that the next one will always bring surprise and pleasure”
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Compiled by Shaun Usher

Shaun Usher is a writer and sole custodian of the popular blogs lettersofnote.com and listsofnote.com. He has transformed both blogs into bestselling books, crowd-funded by Unbound and jointly published by Unbound and Canongate. He lives in Wilmslow with his wife Karina and their two sons. He is the author of the bestselling Letters of Note, More Letters of Note, Lists of Note and Speeches of Note. Along with Simon Garfield’s To the Letter, Letters of Note inspired Letters Live, a series of live performances celebrating the enduring power of literary correspondence, with great performers reading remarkable letters to a live audience.

lettersofnote.com | shaunusher.com | letterslive.com | @LettersOfNote


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From the book Letters of Note: Love, compiled by Shaun Usher. ‘I know what love is’, a letter from Ansel Adams to Cedric Wright. Introduced by Shaun Usher.

Letter read by Benedict Cumberbatch.

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