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The Letter Writers

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6 pages
Published May 31st 1958
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Duane
A very good short story written by Elizabeth Taylor (no, not that Elizabeth Taylor) and published in 1958. It's the story of a man and woman who correspond by letter for ten years without ever meeting, and then what they experienced when they finally did meet. It made me think of my friends on Goodreads, the interaction we have, the impressions we make, and how different we might appear if we ever met in person. I'm also happy to discover a new writer (new to me) and look forward to reading more ...more
Debbie
May 17, 2015 Debbie rated it it was amazing
What if....

Have you ever had a pen pal? Have you ever imagine what it would be like to meet that person face to face? Would the magical conversation continue into spoken words when writing ceases. Will you still share a bond with the physical manifestation of that mind once reality gives it a body and a face? Emily and Edmond the wondered precisely this. It is the time of skilled letter writing before and of our modern day technology banished stationary and ink. Emily and Edmond had written to
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Jul 29, 2015 Dani rated it really liked it
Story about meeting your pen pal and realizing the friendship on paper does not translate when face to face. Good short story. Need to read more by Elizabeth Taylor.
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Oct 20, 2014 Cristina rated it it was ok
I found it cruel - a special kind of cruel like pinching compared to the pain of a cut... embarrassing?
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Elizabeth Taylor (née Coles) was a popular English novelist and short story writer. Elizabeth Coles was born in Reading, Berkshire in 1912. She was educated at The Abbey School, Reading, and worked as a governess, as a tutor and as a librarian.

In 1936, she married John William Kendall Taylor , a businessman. She lived in Penn, Buckinghamshire, for almost all her married life.

Her first novel, At Mr
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