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SHEPHERD blends calligraphic expertise with a keen eye for social custom in her three-book series about civilized notes, letters, and conversations in the 21st century.

The Art of the Handwritten Note

The Art of Civilized Conversation

The Art of the Personal Letter

The Art of the Handwritten Note

FOR THOSE WHO ENJOY WRITING notes or those who find themselves intimidated by the task, Margaret Shepherd has created both an epistolary tribute and a rescue manual. Just as you enjoy receiving snail mail, you can take pleasure in crafting correspondence. Love, gratitude, condolences, congratulations: for every emotion and occasion, a snippet of heartfelt prose is included, sure to inspire the most stymied letter writer.

The Art of the Handwritten Note gives specific instruction in the details that give so many men and women the jitters when it comes to hand-crafted correspondence. From overcoming illegible penmanship, to mastering straight margins, avoiding smeared ink, and choosing stationery, this is a powerful guide to conveying thoughts in an enduring–and noteworthy–way.

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