The Lost Art of Letter Writing
In a forgotten nook of Cambridge a little shop stands where thousands of sheets of beautiful paper and hundreds of exquisite pens wait for the next person who, with Clara Cohen’s help, will express the love, despair and desire they feel to correspondents alive, estranged or dead. Clara knows better than most the power a letter can have to turn a person’s life around, so wh...more
Clara also writes letters herself, to people she doesn't know. She gets inspired and she sits at her grandfather's desk and she is practically overtaken by writing. She somehow says just what the recipient needs to hear.
She writes a letter to Ed who has seen great loss in his life, both his first and second wives died. He is raising his teenager daughter alone and he is floundering.
Ava stops into Clara's shop to write a l ...more
It was disappointing.
It is a wonderful thing that around the world we have such imagination and can share warm, funny and touching stories with complete strangers. I am constantly grateful and s ...more
A strong ...more
This one here wasn't so good, there were far too many storieslines woven into each other - or, more precisely - not woven but "standing" side by side... it got sometimes a bit confusing for I had to remember what happened to this person some chapters ago.
Besides that I had fairly soon figured out Otto's secret , so no suprises there.
And I didn't like ...more
The best part were the WW2 letters. They were really heartfelt.
This is the second of this authors book've read. I preferred the first one, The Witches of Cambridge but it's a close call. I'm looking forward to reading her other books.
Unfortunately, I found the writing a little too adjectival and the characters rather one-dimensional so cannot recommend it very highly.