These Letters from Famous Authors are the Funniest Thing You’ll Read Today

These Letters from Famous Authors are the Funniest Thing You’ll Read Today

Book Culture

Twitter account Letters of Note is one of the most entertaining out there. It posts amusing letters by notable people, many written long ago. At the moment, they are tweeting letters that address the theme of payment or requests for money.    One such marvelous example is a letter from Treasure Island author Robert Louis Stevenson, at the time only fifteen years old, to his father (addressed as ‘Respected Paternal Relative’), requesting a monetary reward for not getting sick that year. He signs off ‘your most affectionate and needy son.’ I love him.    But nobody beats Robert Louis Stevenson when it …