Helen Cullen makes the case for the art of letter writing.
In this talk, recorded at the Larmer Tree Festival, Helen reveals how writing letters has been a constant throughout her life and discusses its importance in deepening her relationships with her friends, family and partner. Helen, a novelist whose first book revolved around letters, argues that those of us who have fallen out of the habit of writing letters, or never acquired it in the first place, should take up our pens. And she makes a bold promise to anyone who writes to her.
Producer: Giles Edwards
Thomas Hardy letter: 'little window' into author's life.
Sam Johnston from the Dorset Archives Trust explains more about the letter which has just been bought for £1800.