Spectacularly fascinating and grandly illustrated, this (8¼"x11½") "book-shaped museum of letters... will grip you and fling you from one emotion to the next."
You'll find a perfectly proper handwritten note from Queen Elizabeth to Dwight D. Eisenhower (including her recipe for drop scones!); a hilarious business letter from Mick Jagger to Andy Warhol regarding the commissioned artwork for Sticky Fingers
; a deeply moving letter about the nature of love from John Steinbeck to his fourteen-year-old son; Albert Einstein's straightforward response to a sixth-grader who asked him if scientists pray; the heartbreaking suicide note left by Virginia Woolf for her husband; a taunting and extremely creepy handwritten letter from Jack the Ripper to the chairman of the Whitechapel Vigilance Committee; a form letter from AD 856 created for hungover Chinese officials to sign and send to hosts, apologizing for their drunken behavior the night before; and well over 100 other amazing missives. It's an epistolary extravaganza! (CH)