Of Lost Time.
“It is always in one’s letters, more than any other writing, that we find the imprint of the heart and the traces of a life.”
Victor Hugo, preface to Lettres de Voltaire
“A letter is a soul, so faithful an echo of the speaking voice that to the sensitive it is among the richest treasures of love.”
Honoré de Balzac, Père Goriot
The history of sport is the story of humanity.
This illustrated collection of letters includes the personal correspondence of famous athletes, as they reflect on their achievements and failures, and share their thoughts on team-mates and rivals. Alongside these are the words of world leaders, popes, authors and scientists, writing in newspapers, medical journals, and passing on secret memos. The writers shine a light on the triumphs and controversies of rugby, football, swimming, cycling, golf, tennis, boxing, pedestrianism, athletics and the martial arts, to name a few.
What sort of messages escape through the prison bars?
This illustrated collection of letters includes the correspondence of captives and political detainees across time. Throughout history, imprisonment has been a tool of punishment, protection and oppression. In the USA alone, some 2.2 million people currently sit behind bars. Many stories end with incarceration; the detective solves the crime, the court delivers a verdict, and someone disappears into a cell. But their story doesn’t end there and, in many cases, it writes itself.