Sincerely: Women Of Letters

Sincerely: Women Of Letters 1

Further Adventures in the Art of Correspondence from Women of Letters

by Marieke Hardy

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 24/10/2012

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With sold-out live events around the country and a bestselling book, Women of Letters have revived the gentle art of letter writing. In this all-new collection of missives, a dazzling array of noteworthy Australians share their wisdom, wit and wildest dreams. Here Marieke Hardy and Michaela McGuire have preserved a year of captivating correspondence. The irresistible line-up features Kate Miller-Heidke writing 'A love letter' to her twelve-year-old self; Di Morrissey recounting a dramatic encounter with a brood of chooks and a wily fox in a letter 'To a little white lie'; and Ita Buttrose imagining an alternative life as an opera singer as she writes 'To the life I could have lived'. A wide range of gentlemen friends have been welcomed into the fold as well, with correspondents including Shaun Micallef, Julian Burnside, Hamish Blake and David Williamson all penning letters 'To the woman who changed my life'. This funny, touching and charming collection is a delightful presentation of Australian talent from all walks of life. All royalties for this book will go to Edgar's Mission animal rescue shelter. 'The individual voices of the authors shine through, sometimes lighthearted and whimsical, sometimes poignant and nostalgic. Sincerely is a potent tribute to an art that is shown to be not only a lot of fun but also very much alive.' Courier Mail 'It's rare to read a book in which barely a page feels wasted, but Sincerely is such a book.' Big Issue
ISBN:
9780670076710
Category:
Literary essays
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
24-10-2012
Series:
Women of Letters Ser.
Publisher:
PENGUIN BOOKS AUSTRALIA
Country of origin:
Australia
Edition:
2nd Edition
Pages:
440
Dimensions (mm):
216x154x33mm
Weight:
0.5kg
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  • Easy to read on the go

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    “Women of Letters” curated by Marieke Hardy and Michaela McGuire was an interesting read. Everyone has a story to tell and it was good to have a look into the lives of people we have all heard about. It makes me feel surprisingly normal. Surprisingly, it also contains some contributions from men. Hamish Blake couldn’t resist being his normal, amusing self and Jennifer Byrne was as polished as I expected. An easy book to pick up at odd moments and quite entertaining.