The Paper Knife – Part I

There is nothing quite so satisfying as the tearing up of paper. One thing more satisfying than tearing up paper is the physical act of using a paper knife. The pleasure of using a letter opener was all bundled up in the excitement of receiving a letter in the post. I loved opening those envelopes... Continue Reading →

Things to be thankful for

This post deals with my response to: Letters of Note: Things to worry about. I have pressed this letter from F. Scott Fitzgerald to his eleven-year-old daughter, because it struck me as so odd, so very different from my experience. I am sure that if I had received such an intense letter from anybody when I... Continue Reading →

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