A few days ago I went through to Edinburgh with my boyfriend to see the wonderful Peggy Sue play a gig.  We also spent a considerable amount of time in second hand clothes shops and book shops.  This was probably my favourite purchase of the day, found in a box labeled “interesting things found inside books”

At first I thought it was just an old air mail envelope which would feel right at home in my box of things for collage but on closer inspection I realised it opened out into a full letter from 8th August 1953, which is pretty spectacular.  I’ve been struggling to make out most of the handwriting but from what I understand the lady who has written it has had some sort of hair disaster amongst other things.  Great find!