Adam Sisman

Missives from a Master

Letters from Oxford: Hugh Trevor-Roper to Bernard Berenson

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Weidenfeld & Nicolson 326pp £20 order from our bookshop

We are often told that the art of letter-writing is dead. The erosion of high culture, the contraction of leisure, the evaporation of an intellectual elite and now the prevalence of email have combined to render the activity extinct. If it is true that nobody writes good letters any more, this very entertaining volume reminds us of what we have lost. 

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