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In Letters of Note: Music, Shaun Usher brings together a riveting collection of letters by and about some of the musicians and music that enrich our lives. It is a wonderfully wide-ranging and illuminating book that will delight music lovers of all stripes.

Includes letters by:
Ludgwig van Beethoven, Nick Cave,
Helen Keller, Keith Richards,
Yo-Yo Ma, Tom Waits, Erik Satie,
Anglique Kidjo, Leonard Cohen
John Coltrane, Kim Gordon
& many more

Letters of note. Music - Shaun Usher

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Title
Letters of note. Music
Author
Shaun Usher
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Canongate
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20200305

In Letters of Note: Music, Shaun Usher brings together a riveting collection of letters by and about some of the musicians and music that enrich our lives. It is a wonderfully wide-ranging and illuminating book that will delight music lovers of all stripes.

Includes letters by:
Ludgwig van Beethoven, Nick Cave,
Helen Keller, Keith Richards,
Yo-Yo Ma, Tom Waits, Erik Satie,
Anglique Kidjo, Leonard Cohen
John Coltrane, Kim Gordon
& many more

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Shaun Usher is a writer and sole custodian of the popular blogs lettersofnote.com and listsofnote.com. He has transformed both blogs into bestselling books, crowd-funded by Unbound and jointly published by Unbound and Canongate. He lives in Wilmslow with his wife Karina and their two sons. He is the author of the bestselling Letters of Note, More Letters of Note, Lists of Note and Speeches of Note. Along with Simon Garfield's To the Letter, Letters of Note inspired Letters Live, a series of live performances celebrating the enduring power of literary correspondence, with great performers reading remarkable letters to a live audience.

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Praise for Shaun Usher: Another mailbag stuffed with funny, heartbreaking and passionate letters . . . engaging, eclectic, geekily and gleefully enthusiastic and laugh-out-loud funny
The Times

Shaun Usher's More Letters of Note mines the archives for more gems of the epistolary arts
Guardian

Funny, tragic, brilliantly incisive, historic, lyrical, romantic and studiedly offensive, this stupendous compendium of letters ancient and modern is my book of the year. You will never tire of it
STEPHEN FRY

From the genuinely funny: Marge Simpson duelling with First Lady Barbara Bush to the truly heart-breaking: Julius and Ethel Rosenberg's last goodbye to their children before execution. Usher's book is unlike anything else you have read. After all, where else can you find out why Norman Mailer refused money to his father, or how Janis Joplin felt before breaking America? Exactly
GQ

Funny, shocking and poignant, More Letters of Note must be one of the most entertaining books of the year
Financial Times

Some of the letters will make you laugh, other heartbreaking examples will make you cry
Independent

Reading through them is addictive, like dipping into a bag of variously tempting assorted candies, knowing that the next one will always bring surprise and pleasure. Usher has an evident knack for selecting letters that land with the force of a good short story, with personalities and dramatic arcs emerging swiftly, from just a page or two. Many of the writers are famous people, caught in a moment of accessibility and rawness or off-the-cuff virtuosity
New Yorker

A gloriously presented compilation
Financial Times

The literary equivalent of a box of chocolates - bite-sized and pure addictive pleasure . . . The result is beautifully produced, with photographs and colour facsimiles of much of the correspondence. A gorgeous Christmas present
Sunday Times

Open the pages of the anthology and the appeal is immediately obvious
Observer

Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Letters.|Musicians - Correspondence.
Country of Publication
Scotland
Number of Pages
144

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