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Top tips for writing love letters


If you are writing a love letter today for your Valentine, then please heed the advice of Hilary Mantel, Alain de Botton and Jeanette Winterson, who have each offered tips on this difficult art in the Telegraph.

Recorded delivery is a no no according to Mantel.

Trust the postman. Do not get her out of bed for a signature. A courier service looks a bit needy. Any accompanying gifts should be valuable but compact: that is, nothing that will need help to carry to the pawnshop.

None of them mentioned spelling and grammar. I thought that would be key…. or perhaps not with today’s generation of texters. There is, of course, a book on this matter – How to Write Love Letters by Michelle Lovric.

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Richard Davies

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