Dear Mama, I am having a lovely time here. We play football every day here. The beds have no springs . . .'So begins the first letter that a nine-year-old Roald Dahl penned to his mother, Sofie Magdalene, under the watchful eye of his boarding-school headmaster. For most of his life, Roald Dahl would continue to write weekly letters to his mother, chronicling his adventures, frustrations and opinions, from the delights of childhood to the excitements of flying as a World War II fighter pilot and the thrill of meeting top politicians and movie stars during his time as a diplomat and spy in Washington. And, unbeknown to Roald, his mother lovingly kept every single one of them.Sofie was, in many ways, Roald's first reader. It was she who encouraged him to tell stories and nourished his desire to fabricate, exaggerate and entertain. Reading these letters, you can see Roald practicing his craft, developing the dark sense of humour and fantastical imagination that would later produce such timeless tales as The BFG, Matilda, Fantastic Mr Fox and The Witches.The letters in Love from Boy are littered with jokes and madcap observations; sometimes serious, sometimes tender, and often outrageous. To eavesdrop on a son's letters to his mother is to witness Roald Dahl turning from a boy to a man, and finally becoming a writer.
From the private papers of Jane Austen and Mozart to those of Anne Boleyn and Nelson, Love Letters of Great Men and Women collects together some of the most romantic letters in history. For some of these great men, love is a "delicious poison" (William Congreve); for others, "a nice soft wife on a sofa with good fire, and books and music" (Charles Darwin). "Love can scorch like the heat of the sun (Henry VIII), or penetrate the depths of one's heart like a cooling rain" (Flaubert). But what about the other side of the story? What of the secret hopes and lives of some of the greatest women in history? Taken together, these love letters show that perhaps little has changed over the last 2,000 years. Passion, jealousy, hope and longing are all represented here - as is the simple pleasure of sending a letter to, and receiving one from, the person you love most.Includes letters by: Anne Boleyn, Beethoven, Edith Wharton, Mark Twain, Mary Wordsworth, Nell Gwyn (mistress of Charles II), Elizabeth Barrett Browning, GK Chesterton, Queen Victoria, Napoleon Bonaparte, The Empress Josephine, Mary Wollstonecraft, Amadeus Mozart, Katherine Mansfield.
Letters of Note is a collection of over one hundred of the world's most entertaining, inspiring and unusual letters, based on the seismically popular website of the same name - an online museum of correspondence visited by over 70 million people. From Virginia Woolf's heart-breaking suicide letter, to Queen Elizabeth II's recipe for drop scones sent to President Eisenhower; from the first recorded use of the expression 'OMG' in a letter to Winston Churchill, to Gandhi's appeal for calm to Hitler; and from Iggy Pop's beautiful letter of advice to a troubled young fan, to Leonardo da Vinci's remarkable job application letter, Letters of Note is a celebration of the power of written correspondence which captures the humour, seriousness, sadness and brilliance that make up all of our lives.
Mole is happy in his little house - so happy, he plays and sings outside. Then he meets Water Rat, and his new friend shows him many things - horses, the river, boats, a village, and a gypsy caravan!That year, Mole and Rat make more new friends; Otter in the river, Toad at Toad Hall, Badger, and the Hedgehogs in the Wild Wood.But, one day Mole starts to cry. “Rat! We’re near my old home. I want to go there!” Can Rat help Mole find his way home?
Полный вариант заголовка: «Letters from a lady, who resided some years in Russia, to her friend in England : with historical notes».
New-style job messages that get you in the door and on your way up From sparkling cover letters to six-word bios, a fresh bevy of job search letters has grown powerfully useful for successful career communications. Job Search Letters For Dummies delivers the quality of New Era know-how you need right now to land good jobs and thrive. Whether you’re a long-time professional or a recent college graduate – or somewhere in between – Job Search Letters For Dummies has you covered. Job Search Letters For Dummies covers the gamut of leading-edge topics, including effective strategies for internal career communications on topics such as raises, promotions, and position changes; rules for communicating professionally with texts and networking on social media platforms such as twitter and LinkedIn; fresh and updated communication phrases to voice accomplishments and make job-fit statements; post-interview etiquette and letters such as thank-yous, «hire me» reinforcement notes, interest revival queries; and much more. Get hired with 40 types of job letters Create short messages for a smartphone world Network on social media sites Model best letters more than 200 pro samples Whether you’re a long-time professional or a recent college graduate – or somewhere in between – Job Search Letters For Dummies has you covered. A note to job seekers from nationally syndicated careers columnist and author or Job Search Letters For Dummies, Joyce Lain Kennedy: Welcome aboard, job seekers! Thanks for checking out this first guide to communications-supported job search and career growth in relentlessly changing technological times. The right messaging – what you say, why you say it, and when you say it – is as important today to your employment goals as it has been at any time since Leonardo da Vinci wrote the first professional resume in 1482. Consider recent job–finding history: In 1986 fax machines and postal mail were the most popular ways to send resumes and cover letters. In the 1990s the Internet boom kicked in with new tools to connect jobs and people: e-mail, websites, cell phones, mailing lists, and online bulletin boards. In the 21st century the double-time march of recruiting technology skyrocketed, building a techno-swamp populated with endless ideas of how to connect work and people through smartphones, wonder tablets, apps, and social media for virtual networking. You’re competing in a new world of work out there. If your job search is treading water – or even drowning— there’s a better way. Make a splash! Engage hiring authorities through a communications-centered campaign with smart content.
Ever since Lexie's mum vanished, her world hasn't stopped spinning. A new home, a new school - even a new family but Lexie never gives up hope that her mum will come back and writes her letters every day to tell her all about her new life.There's plenty to tell - the new group of misfits she calls friends, the talent for music she never knew she had and the gorgeous boy with blue eyes and secrets to hide. But her letters remain unanswered and she's starting to feel more alone than ever.Lexie's about to learn that sometimes you need to get lost in order to be found.
Полный вариант заголовка: «Letters between col. Robert Hammond, governor of the isle of Wight, and the Committee of Lords and Commons at Derby-House, general Fairfax, lieut. general Cromwell, commissary general Ireton, &c. : relating to King Charles I, while he was confined in Carisbrooke-castle in that island / now first published ; to which is prefixed a letter from John Ashburnham to a friend».