My Dear Mrs. Jones: Letters from the Duke of Wellington (Book in a Bag)
First edition 1954, hardback ‘miniature book’ is a collection of letters written by the first Duke of Wellington in the last two years of his life. The recipient, Mrs. Jones was some 60 years his junior but greatly enjoyed his wisdom, not dimmed by age, and likewise he enjoyed hearing of society news, which deafness prevented him from engaging with. In an age when letter writing seems somewhat archaic this book serves as a salutary reminder of the egalitarian nature of writing.
£12.50 including UK postage and charming bag with handmade felt heart