Last month, we received an email with the subject “A special request.” It was from a woman named Jana about her mother-in-law, an avid letter writer named Annabelle. 266 more words
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In 1838, as he completed his third novel, Nicholas Nickleby, Dickens received a helpful letter from a 6-year-old fan named Hasting Hughes. Young Hasting had been reading the previously serialized version of the story, and had some changes to suggest with regard to certain characters; Dickens replied as follows (take note of the clever excuse, in the final paragraph, for the letter’s brevity). 532 more words
This week is National Letter Writing Week.
Okay, it isn’t, really. I just made that up. In actual fact there is to be a National Letter Writing Day on December 7th, but that’s cheating, because that’s just before Christmas, when people often write to each other anyway. 599 more words