Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Do you know Great Lovers?


A romantic book of letters by Beethoven, Byron and Napoleon featured recently in the film "Sex and the City". That collection didn't actually exist, but all of the letters referenced in the film were real; so Pan Macmillan decided to create "Love Letters of Great Men."

Taken together, these Love Letters of Great Men show that perhaps men haven’t changed so very much over the last 2,000 years; passion, jealousy, hope and longing are all represented here – as is the simple pleasure of sending a letter to, and receiving one from, the person you love most.


For some of these great men, love is a ‘delicious poison’ (William Congreve); for others, ‘a nice soft wife on a sofa with good fire, & books & music’ (Charles Darwin).

For UK residents, they have five copies of the book to give away this August in a contest. For your chance to win, enter their competition to identify which Great Man pictured goes with which love letter recipient, and tell them who the five pairs of lovers are. Email your answers to lovelettersofgreatmen@macmillan.co.uk

The closing date is 31 August 2008. For questions about the competition, email: lovelettersofgreatmen@macmillan.co.uk - Don't forget: UK residents only.

Here's a clue to get you started.

Think of the song... "I'm Henry the ------ I am"

Book Details
Publication Date 31/07/2008 ISBN 9780230739468
Dimensions 197mm x 130mm
Hardback, 176 Pages
£9.99
About Ursula Doyle (Ed.)
Ursula Doyle was born in 1967. She lives in London.

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