Letters of Note: Mothers

A compulsive collection of the world’s most entertaining, inspiring and powerful letters with mothers at their heart. The perfect gift for Mother’s Day.

Includes letters by Caitlin Moran, Sylvia Plath, Martin Luther King Jr., George Bernard Shaw, E.B. White, Laura Dern, Louisa May Alcott, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Bette Davis, Richard Wagner, Martha Gellhorn & many more.

2020

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Live a life worth living

On 19 March 2018, almost five years after being diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer, thirty-eight-year-old Julie Yip-Williams died, leaving behind a husband and two daughters. Her early years had been anything but easy. Born blind in Vietnam, at two months of age she was almost euthanised on the orders of a grandmother who deemed

I have the best mother in the world

Few people have fought harder for the plight of African-Americans than Martin Luther King Jr., a minister and activist who spent most of his all-too-brief life leading the civil rights movement only to be stopped by a bullet in Memphis in 1968. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on 15 January 1929, as Michael King

I’m amputating you

It was when she joined the Mexican Communist Party in 1927 that Frida Kahlo first met Diego Rivera, a fellow artist 21 years Kahlo’s senior who soon became her mentor and husband. Kahlo’s life up until then had been a struggle due to polio as a child and a serious traffic accident as a young

How beautiful!

Born in Catalonia in 1904, Salvador Dali’s artworks are known the world over thanks in no small part to their surreal, dreamlike nature, his iconic paintings filled with optical illusions, distorted scenery, melting objects, and sexual imagery. This, coupled with a flamboyant persona that itself was somewhat a work of art, have cemented his place