By Olga Kenyon
This inspiring and engaging publication is the 1st actually accomplished research of women's letters ever released. Organised by way of subject material, and masking quite a lot of issues from politics, paintings and conflict, to youth, love and sexual ardour. '800 Years of Women's Letter' finds the intensity, breadth and variety of women's lives in the course of the a long time. right here Holoise writes to Abelad of her timeless devotion, Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woofl correspond approximately lifestyles and writing, and Queen Victoria complains to Robert Peel in regards to the forget of Buckingham Palace. Many extra girls write letters that show the compassion, humour, love and tenacity with which they confront the customarily tricky situations of way of life. this is often an fascinating perception, and a unprecedented chance to learn the genuine phrases of actual girls, of their personal intimate language. "No literary shape is extra revealing, extra spontaneous of extra person than a letter." P D James
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