Kurt Vonnegut writes to his youngest daughter
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A lovely bright light went out for us
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Dylan Thomas writes home from New York
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Roald Dahl and the flatulent bruiser
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I hate to do this, really I do, but quite a few people are misunderstanding today’s letter by Dian Fossey...
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In 1963, having learnt Swahili and studied primatology, thirty-one-year-old Dian Fossey left her home in Kentucky and travelled to Nairobi, Kenya, to b…
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And some letters to E.T.
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A red hot panegyric
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 In 1934, a New York copywriter by the name of Robert Pirosh quit his well-paid job and headed for Hollywood, determined to begin the career of his dre…
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On this day in 1975, the Vietnam War effectively came to a close...
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In 1969, as his colleagues Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the lunar surface, Michael Collins remained in Apollo 11’s command module, alone, o…
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Frederick Law Olmsted was born on this day in 1822...
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