Moving letters from a mother to her young son, full of warmth, wit and wisdom. Heartfelt guidance on the challenges of life ahead, written 100 years ago but as true and relevant today.
After the First World War, Ursula Bloom was a widow in her twenties, and with failing health. Fearing that she may not survive long enough to support her only child through the ups and down of life, she wrote a series of letters full of maternal advice.
These twenty six letters cover all of life’s milestones and dilemmas, from choosing friends to choosing a wife, managing money, finding the right career, keeping secrets, becoming a father, and plenty more besides.
Much of this advice is as sound and applicable today as it was a century past. Other tips offer a fascinating glimpse into the social customs and manners of 100 years ago.
A charming and thought-provoking “manual for life” for people of all ages; a perfect gift for yourself, a child or grandchild.