Who would have thought there were so many romantics hidden in laconic Australia?
When ABC Radio National began a competition suggesting that people send in their love letters, a true cornucopia of heartwarming correspondence emerged. Some, inspired by the competition, were fresh from the pen of the enamoured, but still others emerged from attics and trunks, deep within family archives.
There are letters from the nineteenth century, such as Jane Austen would write; emphatic, seven-word telegrams, and extraordinarily affecting letters written from the front from both World Wars.
Love Letters will move and inspire anyone who reads it.