Writers' Letters - Jane Austen To Chinua Achebe by Michael and Orlando Bird - Bok Recommendation

Writers' Letters - Michael Bird & Orlando Bird

Writers' Letters is a collection of personal letters from writers to friends, lovers, family, and foes. From Samuel Johnson's letter to his adopted ex-slave Jamaican heir and Mart Twain's adorable letter to Walt Whitman, this is a collection for lovers of all things literature. Writers' Letters is a book exposing the struggles, foibles, and inner lives of writers when they are not professionally crafting a narrative for the public.


The diversity of writers here is a good thing. From differences in ethnicity to genres, you are likely to find one or two of your favourite writers here.

I love the background provided for each letter. This gives each correspondence some context, enabling the reader to understand why it was written, to whom, and under which historical circumstances.

It was nice seeing prints of the original documents in the book. It gives this collection an authentic flavour.


Many thanks to Quarto Publishing Group – White Lion for providing a review copy.


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