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Shaun Usher
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Merry Christmas
Dear All, Hello! Apparently, acccording to many people whom I trust, it's already Christmas in the year 2014. Unbelievable. It's been an incredibly busy 12 months in these parts, but mainly offline: the Letters of Note book continues to blow my mind and is ...
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Dear Person
It's difficult to overstate my love for this wonderful letter of thanks, written in 1982 by the late  Jack Lemmon . It was sent to friend and fellow actor, Burt Reynolds , in response to a donation made to the Jack Lemmon Burn Center—one can only hope that ...
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Letters of Note on NPR
Dear All, Last week in the US, NPR aired a really lovely Letters of Note series  that was recorded a short while ago, in which a few people related to various letters in the book were interviewed by Audie Cornish--a couple even read their letters aloud. Tho...
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Barbarous Saxons
In 1400, a middle-aged Welshman named Owain Glyndŵr spearheaded the Glyndŵr Rising —an ultimately unsuccessful but initially promising independence movement intended to shake Wales free from the ruling grip of Henry IV 's England. The revolt started well, a...
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I am desperate to have some real fun
In January 1960, 9 years and 250 episodes after first being introduced to a baffled but delighted audience, The Goon Show ’s final installment was broadcast on BBC radio, much to the dismay of its many fans. Written chiefly by Spike Milligan , the show’s 10...
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Don’t let anybody raise you. You’ve been raised.
In 1945, weeks after graduating from high school and with no support from the child's father, 17-year-old Maya Angelou gave birth to her only son. Two months later, desperate for independence, she moved out of her mother's home, found accommodation of her o...
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I miss my biggest heart
It wasn't until her death, in 1886, that the true scale of Emily Dickinson 's profound poetry was both discovered and appreciated by family and friends, many of whom had only glimpsed her talents in the numerous poem-filled letters that she wrote. She found...
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There was a war, a great war, and now it is over
On November 11th of 1918, the First World War effectively came to an end with the signing of the armistice —an agreement between Allied and German forces to end, with immediate effect, all hostilies and withdraw troops from the battlefield. Peace, at last, ...
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BOOK!
Hello! The Lists of Note book is out today and can now be found in shops across the UK. I'm VERY excited. A few things: 1. The special edition can still be purchased via Unbound . 2. Waterstones have chosen it as their ' Non-Fiction Book of the Month ' acro...
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Congrats on the +Waterstones listing! That'll go somewhere to help...
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Hello!
Dear All, Hi! It's been a while. I've missed you. I've just returned from a much-needed holiday that seemed to finish before we'd unpacked--quick as a flash; however, the main reason for my recent silence can be seen above. The Lists of Note book. I finally...
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A string of veritable psychological peaches
In 1932, renowned Swiss psychoanalyst Carl Jung wrote a largely critical piece for Europäische Revue on the subject of Ulysses , James Joyce 's groundbreaking, controversial, and famously challenging novel. From Jung's essay: I read to page 135 with despair...
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Dear USA
Dear USA, Today is very exciting, for me at least, for one particular reason: the beautiful US edition of Letters of Note is released at long last, which means that you can finally get your hands on a copy in all sensible American book shops, or by ordering...
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Occupation
Writer.
Skills
Leaving things to the very last minute.
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  • Myself
    Writer, present
    I write about things like letters.
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Birthday
August 4, 1978
Relationship
Married
Story
Tagline
Meh.
Introduction
I run Letters of Note. 
Bragging rights
I have a lovely wife and two young children — also lovely.
Places
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Currently
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Previously
Chorlton, Manchester