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Notes from famous people hark back to era of letters

When did you last sit down and write a letter? Chances are it has been a fair while since you received a letter, either. Perhaps then, the only thing left to do is to read other peoples' outpourings.

The popular website Letters of Note is to publish its first book in October, filled with the personal scribblings of the rich and famous from yesteryear, and the site has given BBC Newsnight's Stephen Smith access to some of the letters.

  • 14 Aug 2013
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