The Best Letter Ever

Shaun Usher’s Letters of Note website is a veritable treasure trove of entertaining, inspiring and unusual letters. The book gathers 25 of these in one beautiful volume and includes letters from Zelda Fitzgerald, Fidel Castro, Leonardo da Vinci, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Albert Einstein, Dorothy Parker, John F. Kennedy and many more.

Here’s our favourite letter from the inimitable Marilyn Monroe.

Shaun Usher joins us on March 9 for a walk through all the amazing examples of historical correspondence he has collected, from the famous to the everyday. Come and celebrate the vanishing art of letter-writing with Stephen Fry’s favourite digital curator.


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