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Books by Shaun Usher

  • Letters of Note

    Shaun Usher

    Product Code: AVGBL
    Paperback
    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.
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  • Letters of Note: War

    Shaun Usher

    Product Code: CBQHR
    Paperback
    In Letters of Note: War, Shaun Usher brings together some of the most remarkable letters that encapsulate the human experience of war, from unimaginable feats of courage and compassion, to unthinkable episodes of violence and horror. Includes letters by: Martha Gellhorn, Alexander Hamilton Kurt Vonnegut, Mehmed IV J.R.R. Tolkien, June Wandrey Eleanor Wimbish, Luis Alvarez Canute Frankson, Gajan Singh & many more
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  • Letters of Note: Love

    Shaun Usher

    Product Code: CAXRM
    Paperback
    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, Ansel Adams & many more
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  • Letters of Note: Cats

    Shaun Usher

    Product Code: CAWNC
    Paperback
    In Letters of Note: Cats, Shaun Usher collects together the most engaging missives that celebrate, eulogise, rail against and analyse the idiosyncratic ways of our feline companions. James Joyce, Elizabeth Taylor Erasmus Darwin, Ernest Hemingway Chester Himes, Raymond Chandler John Cheever, Edward Lear Sylvia Townsend Warner, Jack Lemmon & many more
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  • Letters of Note: Music

    Shaun Usher

    Product Code: CAWHT
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    In Letters of Note: Music, Shaun Usher brings together a riveting collection of letters by and about the musicians and music that enrich our lives, eliciting the full range of emotion from the human heart. Includes letters by: Ludgwig van Beethoven, Louis Armstrong Helen Keller, Madonna Jimi Hendrix, Audrey Hepburn Angelique Kidjo, Prince Eminem, Kim Gordon & many more
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  • More Letters of Note

    Shaun Usher

    Product Code: BKJKN
    Paperback
    FOLLOW-UP TO THE PHENOMENAL INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER 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, 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 Bronte and many more. 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. 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.
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  • More Letters of Note

    Shaun Usher

    Product Code: APGFT
    Hardback
    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 Bronte and many more.
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  • Lists of Note

    Shaun Usher

    Product Code: ALHNX
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    Humans have been making lists for even longer than they've been writing letters. They are the shorthand for what really matters to us: our hopes and aspirations; likes and dislikes; rules for living and loving; records of our memories and reminders of the things we want to do before we die. Just as he did with Letters of Note, Shaun Usher has trawled the world's archives to produce a rich visual anthology that stretches from ancient times to present day. From a to-do list of Leonardo da Vinci's to Charles Darwin on the pros and cons of marriage or Julia Child's list of possible titles for what would later become an American cooking bible, Lists of Note is a constantly surprising A-Z of what makes us human. In its pages you'll find 125 lists with facsimiles or illustrations, including: a shopping list written by two 9th-century Tibetan monks; a handwritten list of the BFG's favourite words by Roald Dahl; the 19 year-old Isaac Newton's list of the 57 sins he'd already committed; Galileo's list of parts needed to build his telescope; Einstein's punitive list of conditions imposed on his first wife; 29-year-old Marilyn Monroe's inspirational set of New Year's resolutions; Martin Luther King's advice for black people starting to use buses; Johnny Cash's list of 'things to do today'; Michelangelo's illustrated shopping list; and Advice for 'chick rockers' by Chrissie Hynde And many, many more...
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