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Simon

Wonderful!
So, does the book reprint the magazines? Sounds like it might be a must-buy... I can see entering the world of blogging is only going to make me poorer.

Peg

Now I MUST try to get a copy of this delightful collection of stories. The first bloggers indeed! I went to the link for Jenna and saw the ladies' photos. Delightful and wouldn't you just love to have tea with them?

Kelly

Echoes of round-robin letters - not the sort that get sent out once a year full of family news, but the packets of letters that would circulate among groups - of gardeners, or of friends: the packet would arrive at your house, you would read through the set, remove your previous letter (as it had made the rounds), add a new one to the packet, and post it off to the next person in the circle. I wonder how many still exist?

The far-flung communities that blogging can create can seem so new to us, but they aren't entirely, are they?

Thanks for the book tip!

a simple yarn

What a lovely subject and what great insight in applying to present day situation and technology. Oh yes, it's got to go on the read list now...

sherry

The hand embroidered covers sound simply divine. I do enjoy domestic histories. Have you read the new biography of Mrs. Beeton?

Avice

What a wonderful community they must have created. Some, I think, might have become bloggers in a different time, although I have a feeling that the privacy of the correspondence club -- and the fact it could thrive outside one's immediate environs -- must have been very appealing. Blogging would not afford such privacy. Thanks for sharing this!

Elizabeth

This is so fascinating, another book I must buy. I love the embroidered covers, and am longing to read their letters. Thankyou Karen for another wonderful blog entry.

Elizabeth

PS - I see that Alice Munro is short-listed for this year's Man Booker.

Kim (Ragged Roses)

Thanks for introducing me to what looks like such a fascinating read - they do sound like early "bloggers".

natalie

I read about this before I went on holiday, where did you find it? I'd really like to have a read.

tara

What a wonderful sounding book, and an amazing discovery for Jenna Bailey. This may wind up being a book depository purchase.

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