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Description - The Times Great Letters by James Owen

The Times has the most famous letters page of any newspaper. This delightful selection of over 300 items of correspondence over the last century shows precisely why.

As a forum for debate, playground for opinion-formers, advertising space for decision-makers and noticeboard for eccentrics, nothing rivals it for entertainment value. By turns well-informed, well-intentioned, curious, quirky and bizarre, since 1914 it has taken the temperature of the British way of life and provided a window on the national character.

Among those who have written to The Times to have their say are some of the major political and literary figures of the modern era, including Margaret Thatcher, Benito Mussolini, Graham Greene and John Le Carre. There are contributions, too, from Agatha Christie, Alastair Campbell, AA Milne, Yehudi Menuhin, Theresa May and Morrissey.

If you want to know why kippers are dyed, who first turned up their trousers, how to make perfect porridge or just how to have a letter printed in The Times, this infinitely witty, diverting and memorable anthology should be, sincerely, yours.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780008249496
ISBN-10: 0008249490
Format: Hardback
(240mm x 159mm x 38mm)
Pages: 512
Imprint: Times Books
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publish Date: 5-Oct-2017
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - James Owen

James Owen is an author, historian and journalist who has written regularly for The Times for the last 15 years.

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