Among the many great books that I've been coming across lately (Thanks sis!) the following book is one of them. This book was published several years ago and was so popular that they came out with a second book with the same love letter theme. I've just listed at copy of Love Letters on my WEBSITE. And the only reason that I am able to part with this beautiful book is because my sister and each have our own copies of both books already. This is an extra.
"I tremble for what we are doing. Are you sure you shall love me forever? Shall we never repent? I fear and I hope." Lady Mary Pierrepoint to Edward W. Montague, on the eve of their elopement. August 15, 1712
Here is the cover of the second book. I don't have a copy of this to offer but if I ever come across another copy I will definitely make it available to everyone. Passionate Love Letters. An Anthology of Desire.
Next is a letter from King VIII to Anne Bolyn around July 1528. Transcripts of all letters are located at the back of each book.
"Dere Mable: How was I to know Broggins was a dog."
Of to the side of this little doggy is this quote: "What was our disagreement about? Yes-about keeping our own individuality when we were in danger of melting into one." August Strindberg to Harriet Bosse, July 4th, 1902. Interesting to be reminded that another woman, someone over 100 years ago also struggled with retaining her independence.
".... this letter is just really a squeal of pain." Vita Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf, Jan 21st, 1926. Lest we forget, Vita also had a torrid love affair with Violet Keppel. That Vita sure led an interesting life to say the least. I dare you to call that woman boring.
Long story short, rumor has it that Woolf was inspired by Violet, to write the book Orlando. Orlando was made into a beautiful movie back in 1993 (or was it 92?) starring Tilda Swinton (and a young, hunky, Billy Zane) who recently won an Oscar. Click HERE for a look at an interesting site based on the movie. And HERE for a look at the movie trailer. The costuming in this film is exquisite. One of my all time favorite movies.