Author: Simon Garfield Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd (2014) ISBN-10: 0857868619 ISBN-13: 9780857868619 Condition: Very Good Binding: Softcover Pages: 464 Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 3 cm
Weight: 0.35 kg
The New York Times bestselling author of Just My Type and On the Map offers an ode to letter writing and its possible salvation in the digital age. Few things are as exciting - and potentially life-changing - as discovering an old letter. Letter writing seems to be disappearing amid a flurry of emails, texting, and tweeting.
Simon Garfield asks: Can anything be done to revive a practice that has dictated and tracked the progress of civilization for more than five hundred years? In To the Letter, Garfield traces the fascinating history of letter writing from the love letter and the business letter to the chain letter and the letter of recommendation.
At a time when the decline of letter writing appears to be irreversible, Garfield is the perfect candidate to inspire bibliophiles to put pen to paper again.