Need some summer reading?
Here are our recommendations - all with a twist of letters.
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Lost Letters of William Wolf by Helen Cullen - William Wolf works in the Dead Letters Depot, reuniting wrongly addressed letters and parcels with their intended recipients
84 Charing Cross Road by Helen Hanff - a long distance friendship covering the 20 years of correspondence between the New York based author and a used-book dealer in london
The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society by Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows - A novel in letters about books, bibliophiles, publishers, authors and readers, it centres on an imagined post-occupation Guernsey.
We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver - a gritty and witty epistolary novel
Letters of Note by Shaun Usher - From fan mail, to love letters, to a freed slave’s reply to his former master – this eclectic mix enlightens, delights, and captures the correspondents’ inner lives
The 50 Things by Peter Dunne - a father writes 50 letters to his sons, passing on his life's wisdom
The Colour Purple by Alice Walker - an all time 'great' of literature
Lady Susan by Jane Austen - A short epistolary novel. Probably Austen's least well known work