A rare peak into the personal lives of some of history’s greatest female characters, this book presents a carefully curated correspondence on politics, literature, art, entertainment, activism and science. Each entry includes images and transcripts of the letters themselves, along with a biography by celebrated historian Lucinda Hawksley. The creative team were involved in tracking down images of the letters and talking with estates and even the letter writers themselves to negotiate usage, as well as all editorial and design tasks.