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For the love of letters : the joy of slow communication

Author: John O'Connell
Publisher: London : Short Books, 2012.
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Remember letters? They were good, weren't they? The thrill of receiving that battered envelope with its longed-for contents? all the better for the wait ... Handwritten is a celebration of letter-writing in all its guises, a showcase for the masterpieces we would all write if we had the time and inclination? the perfect thankyou letter, a riotous despatch from a far-flung location, that heartfelt declaration of  Read more...
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O'Connell, John.
For the Love of Letters : The Joy of Slow Communication.
London : Short Books, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John O'Connell
ISBN: 9781780721200 178072120X
OCLC Number: 818854663
Description: 1 online resource (166 pages)
Contents: Part 1. Of Basildon bondage ; How to start ; I hope you are well ; Chattily substantial --
Part 2. Letters and life ; How they fit together ; Children and the idea of letters ; Filial duty ; Performance anxiety ; The advice squad ; From mother to child ; Letters of rebuke ; Here is the news ; The joy of nothing ; And so to war ; Straight to the heart ; Where is the top and how do you go over it? ; Death becomes us ; The end of the end --
Part 3. A cure for timesickness ; Slow the world down, one letter at a time ; Authentic friendships.
Responsibility: John O'Connell.

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Remember letters? They were good, weren't they? The thrill of receiving that battered envelope with its longed-for contents? all the better for the wait ... Handwritten is a celebration of letter-writing in all its guises, a showcase for the masterpieces we would all write if we had the time and inclination? the perfect thankyou letter, a riotous despatch from a far-flung location, that heartfelt declaration of love. As John O'Connell shows, the best letters have much to teach us? Samuel Richardson's?familiar letters'; Wilfred Owen's outpourings to his mother; the schoolboy scatol.

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