This book of stories has been carefully selected from personal collections, archives, and museums. The letters in this collection range from heart-rending accounts of toil to the impassioned grandiloquence of premiers, from an escaped slave’s chastising of his former master to an ardent nationalist’s excoriation of a prime minister enamoured of free trade, from the atrocities of war to the sweet delights of young love.
The letters are intimate and honest. They are raw and they capture the times and characters that they are written about.
Some of the letters contained in this volume are as follows:
- Stephen Leacock entertains his father
- Marshall McLuhan educates Pierre Trudeau
- Frederick Banting’s jilted lover says a bittersweet farewell
These letters are also funny and entertaining. They will entertain and open our hearts. And there are also secrets that are admitted and written about as if in a confessional.
I loved the book. It is a great book to put on your night stand if you are in the habit of reading before bed.
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth