The Lost Art of Letter Writing

The Lost Art of Letter Writing☂ [PDF / Epub] ☁ The Lost Art of Letter Writing By Menna van Praag ✐ – In a forgotten nook of Cambridge a little shop stands where thousands of sheets of beautiful paper and hundreds of exuisite pens wait for the next person who with Clara Cohen’s help will express the In a forgotten nook of Cambridge Art of PDF/EPUB ã a little shop stands where thousands of sheets of beautiful paper The Lost Kindle - and hundreds of exuisite pens wait for the next person who with Clara Cohen’s help will express the Lost Art of ePUB ☆ love despair and desire they feel to correspondents alive estranged or dead Clara knows better than most the power a letter can have to turn a person’s life around so when she discovers a cache of wartime love letters she follows them on the start of on a profound journey of her own.

Menna van Praag was born in Art of PDF/EPUB ã Cambridge England and studied Modern History at Oxford University Her first The Lost Kindle - novella an autobiographical tale about a waitress who aspires to be a writer Men Money Chocolate has Lost Art of ePUB ☆ been translated into languages Her magical realism novels are all set among the colleges cafes and bookshops of Cambridge The House at the End of Hope Street The Dress Shop.

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 320 pages
  • The Lost Art of Letter Writing
  • Menna van Praag
  • English
  • 10 October 2015

10 thoughts on “The Lost Art of Letter Writing

  1. Michelle says:

    Clara owns a magical little shop where people can come in to write lettersClara also writes letters herself to people she doesn't know She gets inspired and she sits at her grandfather's desk and she is practically overtaken by writing She somehow says just what the recipient needs to hearShe writes a letter to Ed who has seen great loss in his life both his first and second wives died He is raising his teenager daughter alone and he is flounderingAva stops into Clara's shop to write a letter Clara has a magical ability that has kept her from forming attachments to anyone in her adult lifeWhen Clara finds a box of letters left behind by her grandfather her life changes course She sets off yo Amsterdam to find a translator since the letters are written in DutchI wanted to write a detailed description because the description of the book leaves a good bit of the storyline outI tend to absolutely love this author's books I snatched this one up the day it was released without even being able to read an excerpt or a detailed descriptionThis just isn't my favorite of her booksI love how her books always involve magical realism but there may actually be too much of it in this storyThe storyline involving Ed's wife just felt depressingUltimately the end of the book doesn't wrap up all the storylinesI didn't love it If you read this one and don't love it don't let it put you off the author She's written some fantastic books and I was recommend any of the others in a heartbeat

  2. Dale Harcombe says:

    In Cambridge is a little shop that contains thousands of sheets of beautiful pare and many lovely pens There is also a special desk where people can write a letter Clara Cohen also writes letters to those who need help But this is not just Clara’s story There is the story of Ava who comes into the shop to write a letter of Ed who receives a letter Clara wrote plus there are letters which Clara finds that tell of a wartime love As Clara follows the trail of those letters it leads to many changes in her lifeThis starts off a rather whimsical story that initially sucked me in I felt it had a lot of potential and could have been uite charming However when it got to the ghostly Greer it started to turn weird I almost gave up on it at that point But other aspects mostly Clara herself made me continue to read I liked her story and that of the wartime lovers But too often it felt like it was veering off into too many stories By the time I reached the end only some of the stories were satisfactorily resolved Others seemed to end too abruptly Initially it seemed to be setting up for the story to go one way but kept deviating from it So while I enjoyed some aspects of the novel these issues kept me from wholly engaging with it I guess it depends on a person’s own outlook how well they will respond to this one It is a bit of an acuired taste

  3. Jane Pennington says:

    When I first started to read this book I was enchanted Sadly as the story moved on and the characters began to develop it all became so un engaging There were many characters many sub plots and only a flimsy thread to tie them together This is a well meaning story with a cast of odd types and general misfits Some of them are pleasant enough some are dislikeable None of it amounted to very much at all It was disappointing

  4. Natalia Iwanyckyj says:

    Beautiful Magical Classical Menna van Praag Delightful stories Visits from a few characters from Hope Street Real magic

  5. Mercedes says:

    Charming story well done

  6. Jessica Lewis says:

    Got my hopes up a bit too high on this one based on being a big mail freak so was disappointed to find that letter writing took a back seat after a strong start and became of a metaphor However I still enjoyed the book and the intertwined love stories and the magical realism and am excited to read the rest of Menna’s books

  7. Laura says:

    A nice pleasant read A little disjointed maybe and feels like the author is trying to cover too many themes However overall I liked it

  8. Heidi says:

    My new favorite Menna van Praag book Amazingly magical Full of heart and beautiful characters

  9. Brie says:

    A sweet cheeky well written and insightful novel about love resilience and self discovery The story follows Clara as she sets out on an adventure to reawaken herself and solve a family mystery helping people along the way with her gift for writing special letters A great read

  10. Geoffrey Nutting says:

    The opening chapter is great writing introducing you to the shop The Lost Art Of Letter Writing and its owner Clara Once you've met the main character and the shop and want to know the author doesn't deliver The rest of the book is about 8 people who are not really related to the story The ending is less than satisfying doesn't tie everything up well

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