Epistolary Books

About the Challenge Forums Month of Letters 2017 Epistolary Books

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  • #51509
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    Lana Hayes
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    Today I received a book that looks like a fun read. It’s titled Letters to Rachel
    life, love, laughter, letters
    by R. W. Mitchell.
    (Yes, no upper case letters in the subtitle.)

    I love books written around letters. Other titles I’ve enjoyed that come to mind are:
    * The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
    * Daddy-Long-Legs (old school; vintage)
    * Adrian Mole
    * 84, Charring Cross Road
    * The Jolly Postman (love!)

    Please add your favorite epistolary books!

  • #52337
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    Loved “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.”

    Among my favorites in this vein: Griffin & Sabine, the series!

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  • #52577
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    Dracula. Postal service apparently good back then – one letter from deepest vampire-land was replied to with dates quite near each other. Even by today’s standards, not much slower.

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    Dracula is absolutely my favorite, followed by Griffin and Sabine.

    Sometime in the ’80s, I read a YA novels P.S Longer Letter Later by Paula Danziger and Ann M. Martin
    and Yours Till Niagara Falls, Abby by Jane O’Connor.
    Modern YA is 13 Little Blue Envelopes.

    Also on my faves list:
    Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
    Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
    Carrie by Stephen King
    The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

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  • #52720
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    Lisa Carter
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    The Griffin and Sabine books by Nick Bantock

  • #52722
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    Lisa Carter
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    Ooops! I missed that it was already listed! My bad 🙂

    • #52831
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      Not bad — it’s great to discover more Bantock fans! I love his stationery and postcards, long out of print but still available, occasionally, online.

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  • #55331
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    I realize this question was about books, but as I was watching the finale last night, it struck me how important letters are to the plot of “Taboo.”

    And they are all lovely written with dip ink, beautiful calligraphy, and sealed in wax.

    http://www.fxnetworks.com/shows/taboo

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  • #55334
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    There’s a book I’m using to create a quilt right now called The Farmer’s Wife by Laurie Hird. It’s based on a contest that was held back in the 20’s through a magazine that asked the question of farmer’s wives, “Would you want your daughter to marry a farmer?” There are different letters featured in the book along with blocks the author created to correspond with them. Each letter is a different perspective on the pros and cons of the merits of being married to a farmer.

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    I bought Letter Writing Among Poets the other day. It’s more academic than I anticipated, but it analysis letters poets wrote to each other.

    Great letter writers to consider reading are John Keats (whose letters are available on Gutenberg) and Philip Larkin – his Letters to Monica certainly are worth looking at.

    • #55344
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      Sandy, I’m curious: have you read Rainer Maria Rilke’s Letters to a Young Poet? Do you recommend it? The author of a book on letter-writing I just finished reading mentioned it and found it inspiring.

  • #55366
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    There are a series of posts on the ‘Write Stuff forum’ on Fountain Pen Network dealing with this topic. If you are interested in some of the suggestions there check out: http://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/topic/318561-books-that-include-snail-mail/.

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