I started this book last night after the Opera. Turned off the light at midnight.
He is arguing the validity in Letter Writing not against emails but examining
the value it has been and could be in the future. I have wondered if a couple
write love letters through emails .Has a generation lost sight of passing
letters down to the next generation? Will there be a stack of emails doing such
or a file handed down?
It is a grand day when my mailbox is full of letters to go and
letters come back. Imagine:
A dying art? Modern technology is overtaking letterwriting
From the author...
The book celebrates the intrinsic integrity of letters that is lacking from other forms of written communication. From Roman wood chips discovered near Hadrian's Wall to the wonders and terrors of email, I’ve tried to explore how we have written to each other over the centuries and what our letters reveal about our lives. I consider the role that letters have played as a literary device in Shakespeare and the epistolary novel, and I consider some of the great correspondences of our time ...
I don’t want to spoil the ending of the book, but it does involve the late Queen Mother in an unexpected way.