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Shaun Usher
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Letters of Note: Volume II
Dear All,  Hello! I've just checked and it's somehow four years since I first announced that I was compiling a Letters of Note book, crowdfunded at Unbound. Thanks to you lot, life since then has been surreal to say the least. I’ve been amazed and gratified...
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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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LETTERS LIVE 2015
CLICK HERE FOR LETTERS LIVE TICKETS Following our phenomenal successes in 2013 and 2014, LETTERS LIVE returns to London for 5 nights from 31st March until 4th April at the iconic Freemasons' Hall, one of the finest Art Deco buildings in England, to present ...
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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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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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Occupation
Writer.
Skills
Leaving things to the very last minute.
Employment
  • 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