Series in which writers compose and read a letter to themselves when young.


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01Diana Athill20021201 Series in which writers who have published memoirs compose and read a letter to themselves when young.
Diana Athill looks back over six decades to write to her 23-year-old self.
01 OF 3Beryl Bainbridge2004080820040814Beryl Bainbridge writes a letter to the young self who appeared in her early novel Harriet Said.
02Hilary Mantel2004081520040821Novelist Hilary Mantel composes a letter to the young self featured in her memoir Giving Up The Ghost.
03 LASTThomas Lynch2004082220040828The poet and undertaker Thomas Lynch composes a letter to the younger self who set out for Ireland from the USA aged 21.
 Andrea Ashworth20021214 Series in which writers compose and read a letter to their younger selves.
Andrea Ashworth addresses a young girl growing up in the shadow of domestic violence and neglect.
 Michael Holroyd2002121520021221goes back fifty years to address a dreamy young man whose fervent wish was to disappear.
  2004082120040828The last in a series in which three writers send a letter to themselves.
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The poet and undertaker Thomas Lynch composes a letter to the younger self who set out for Ireland from the USA aged 21.

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