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5.0 out of 5 stars
Big and beautiful, with a lovely blue ribbon., 4 Nov 2013
I have enjoyed taking this book to bed every evening and reading a few letters at a time.
As well as delivering tasty snapshots into the minds and times of people involved in events significant and trivial in the past, the book gathers stories that are impossible not to pass on to friends, colleagues and family.
It's a hefty tome, tastefully outfitted with pictures and copies of the original letters (which are often all but illegible, but only more charming for it).
I believe this would make a brilliant, thoughtful gift for many; the greatest trouble this collection has brought to my life is having to resist sharing every story with those friends set to receive a copy for Christmas.