The Reading Woman 2019 Calendar: October

The epistle is opened and read—with a little wonder, most probably not a little vexation, …letitia_elizabeth_landontrue it is that no first love-letter ever yet gave satisfaction to either writer or reader. Its delight is another question. … and as many cups of coffee to a sentence, on the strength of which he keeps his bed for a week.–-Letitia Elizabeth Landon, 1802-1838

Better known by her initials L.E.L., her work hinted at the dark secrets of love.

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