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Kind Regards: The Lost Art of Letter-Writing By Liz Williams Kind Regards The Lost Art of Letter Writing Including ruminations on the importance of letter writing from famous literary and historical luminaries past this is the fascinating story of how a simple piece of paper revolutionized global commun
  • Title: Kind Regards: The Lost Art of Letter-Writing
  • Author: Liz Williams
  • ISBN: 9781843177135
  • Page: 222
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Kind Regards: The Lost Art of Letter-Writing By Liz Williams Including ruminations on the importance of letter writing from famous literary and historical luminaries past, this is the fascinating story of how a simple piece of paper revolutionized global communication No literary form is revealing, spontaneous or individual than a letter P.D James Ever since the advent and increasing popularity of electronic comIncluding ruminations on the importance of letter writing from famous literary and historical luminaries past, this is the fascinating story of how a simple piece of paper revolutionized global communication No literary form is revealing, spontaneous or individual than a letter P.D James Ever since the advent and increasing popularity of electronic communication, it has become clear that the worthy art of letter writing is in sad decline E mails and texts have overtaken the humble pen and paper as the most popular methods of communication Here, the complete history of letter writing and how it has shaped the world today is explored from the early Greek philosophers to the great letter writers Byron and Walpole, as well as many famous letters that have changed the world It also covers the invention of the fountain pen and the growth of the mail delivery system, instructions for novice letter writers on how to construct the perfect correspondence, and how despite the ever growing influence of technology handwritten letters might at last be regaining their value, meaning, and popularity in the modern world.
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    About "Liz Williams"

    1. Liz Williams

      There is than one author with this nameLiz Williams is a British science fiction writer Her first novel, The Ghost Sister was published in 2001 Both this novel and her next, Empire of Bones 2002 were nominated for the Philip K Dick Award 1 She is also the author of the Inspector Chen series.She is the daughter of a stage magician and a Gothic novelist She holds a PhD in Philosophy of Science from Cambridge She has had short stories published in Asimov s, Interzone, The Third Alternative and Visionary Tongue From the mid nineties until 2000, she lived and worked in Kazakhstan 2 Her experiences there are reflected in her 2003 novel Nine Layers of Sky Her novels have been published in the US and the UK, while her third novel The Poison Master 2003 has been translated into Dutch.Series Detective Inspector Chen Darkland

    959 thoughts on “Kind Regards: The Lost Art of Letter-Writing”

    1. Very much a letter of introduction to a wide ranging literary historical source of knowledge, well highlighted here by Liz williams As a lapsed lettrist I do feel a growing urge to find my fountain pen and classy, blue stationery and write to some of my older friends who appreciate a well turned phrase, a clever conceit or a pithy but pungent assessment of the old age vicissitudes of human existence with proper grammar no spelling misteaks Ahem I must away to my writing desk, dear sir or madam


    2. This British publication illuminates the art of writing and reading letters, as well as letters importance in history, war, science, love, friendship, art, inspiration, and communication, both informal and formal If you are a letter writer or receiver you may enjoy some of the quotes about the impact of writing on the parties involved Lastly, this is small bed side table book, not a, long in depth study It would make a great gift to give to a friend.


    3. I think this little book would make a good gift book for a special friend It gives a brief history of letter writing, stating that the origin of paper was with its invention in China 206 BC 220 AD The author also gives a brief history of the delivery of mail Additionally the author gives lots of examples of letters from historical figures, and puts them into different categories, such as love letters and Dear John letters She mentions how there have been novels written which tell a story through [...]


    4. Too slim, too twee, to old fashioned This covers a lot of the boring side of letter writing but doesn t touch on the things I am interested in I wanted pictures, modern letters, ideas about how to send interesting mail Less old letters by boring old men, less formal intruction, less quotes.


    5. Kind Regards was an amazingly well written book, and an exceedingly pleasant read This book was full of a multitude of quirky, amusing and fun information about letters of today and letters from the past Overall this book was a wonderful read and I am very happy to have it in my collection.


    6. I felt that this book was a good primer in letter writing history and how to write your own letters It featured letters from famous people of the past and explored how letters have changed or remained the same After reading this book, writing letters will take on new meaning.


    7. short and informative a short introduction to the lost art of writing letters.well researched spans across types of letters love letters political letters letters written on death beds or before executionsscribes letters usage in fiction and various genres of fiction.


    8. Lost art, but it doesn t have to be Great review of the basics, with plenty of inspiration to get one writing again.


    9. A well gathered book all about writing letters Lots of history, replicas of letters written in history and much .


    10. Written in small bite sized pieces, like a sidebar to a longer article that was never written Provides a mini dictionary of letter writing information but never gets below the surface.






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