Table of Contents for To the Letter : A Celebration of the Lost Art of Letter Writing


1 The Magic of Letters
13(18)
2 From Vindolanda, Greetings
31(13)
3 The Consolations of Cicero, Seneca and Pliny the Younger
44(27)
Letters from Abroad
66(5)
4 Love in Its Earliest Forms
71(24)
How to Build a Pyramid
92(3)
5 How to Write the Perfect Letter, Part 1
95(25)
Trying to Impress
114(6)
6 Neither Snow nor Rain nor the Flatness of Norfolk
120(28)
Your New Lover
144(4)
7 How to Write the Perfect Letter, Part 2
148(28)
Entirely Gone
172(4)
8 Letters for Sale
176(30)
Let Us Mention Marriage
201(5)
9 Why Jane Austen's Letters Are so Dull (and Other Postal Problems Solved)
206(30)
More Than Is Good for Me
232(4)
10 A Letter Feels Like Immortality
236(35)
All a Housewife Should Be
267(4)
11 How to Write the Perfect Letter, Part 3
271(19)
Photographs
286(4)
12 More Letters for Sale
290(40)
Greece and London, Liberation and Capture
319(11)
13 Love in Its Later Forms
330(30)
Days Become Weeks
355(5)
14 The Modern Master
360(30)
The Coming Home Question
385(5)
15 Inbox
390(34)
In the Flesh
410(14)
Epilogue: Dear Reader 424(20)
Acknowledgements 444(2)
Select Bibliography 446(4)
Picture Credits 450(2)
Permisions Credits 452(1)
Index 453