To ease you into the weekend, a letter excerpt I’ve read many times. The year was 1944...
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Happy World Book Day
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Writer’s block. Page fright. Creator’s cramp. Pen freeze. There are many fitting names given to the crushing inertia sometimes suffered by those with a…
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In August 1988, Fred Rogers received a letter from a lady named Tina LeBlanc Sadoski, regarding her daughter who was in hospital...
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Happy Birthday Johnny Cash.
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When published in 1963, Jessica Mitford’s wittily scathing exposé of the funeral industry, The American Way of Death, instantly aggravated funeral dire…
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John Keats' Eats
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In 1969, publisher John Martin offered to pay Charles Bukowski $100 each and every month for the rest of his life, on one condition...
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(She definitely could.)
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In 1918, British novelist Hugh Walpole decided to contact a critic who, in an article in The Daily News on the subject of someone else entirely, had ma…
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For Valentine’s Day, a letter from the hand of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas that was written to his future wife Caitlin Macnamara in 1936, a few months afte…
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Darwin, I love you
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