A Letter in the Mail
March 15, 2010
A recent release called Yours Ever – People and Their Letters by Thomas Mellon has captured significant attention in book shops. It seems the techno communicators of today are feeling nostalgic for the art of handwritten correspondence. This collection “reminds us all of the power and importance of the humble letter.” (Bookmarks) There have been a few “Epistolary” styled books in recent years that have achieved great success – all of them are charming but the last title in the list is my all-time favourite!
Yours Ever – People and Their Letters by Thomas Mellon
Griffin & Sabine – An Extraordinary Correspondence by Nick Bantock
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
The Wednesday Letters by Jason F. Wright
PS I Love You by Cecilia Ahern
The Jolly Postman or Other People’s Letters by Janet and Allan Ahlberg
Read an interesting interview with Allan Ahlberg.