Gift of a Letter

Gift of a Letter

by Alexandra Stoddard
     
 

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This enchanting book is dedicated to one of the most intimate and touching of human experiences — the letter. With charm, grace, and enthusiasm, Alexandra Stoddard describes the art and the pleasure of writing letters and the surprising joy it can bring to writer and recipient alike. A letter that takes only a few minutes to write may be treasured for years.

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This enchanting book is dedicated to one of the most intimate and touching of human experiences — the letter. With charm, grace, and enthusiasm, Alexandra Stoddard describes the art and the pleasure of writing letters and the surprising joy it can bring to writer and recipient alike. A letter that takes only a few minutes to write may be treasured for years. Its contents are a true expression of heart, mind, and spirit. Brimming with anecdotes and ways to bring letters into your life, Gift of a Letter inspires and satisfies.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Interior designer Stoddard ( Styles for Living ) here recommends writing letters as a rewarding way of keeping in touch with relatives and friends instead of relying on the ubiquitous telephone. She describes her own satisfactions as a devotee of the neglected practice, but not everyone will embrace her tips on personalizing one's letters, which include writing with colored inkswith a $500 fountain pen, perhaps?/perhaps;she does suggest bying a proper fountain pen, meaning expensive.gs , using engraved stationery and monogrammed notes, inserting ``special treasures'' such as a pressed flower. On the other hand, Stoddard bolsters her arguments in favor of letter-writing with quotes from Edith Wharton, Colette and Samuel Johnson, among others who made an art of correspondence. And few readers will disagree with the author's main point: it is a pleasure to receive letters and worth the effort to write them.she doesn't have my semi-literate friends apparently.gs (June)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780380714643
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/1900
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 7.86(h) x 0.48(d)

Meet the Author

Alexandra Stoddard is the bestselling author of more than twenty-five books and is an acclaimed philosopher on the art of living. Through her lectures, articles, and books—such as Choosing Happiness, Time Alive, Living a Beautiful Life, Gift of a Letter, Grace Notes, and many more—she has inspired millions to pursue more fulfilling lives. She lives with her husband in Stonington Village, Connecticut.

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