A Book of Letters
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A chain letter sent by a friend of Abigail Anderson is mailed on to Bunny Bernstein, Carlton Cavendish and so on till it finally arrives back with the originator Zuzu. The letters, written in a range of styles and forms, go to various places around the world and on the final page we again meet the originator clutching a full-size envelope containing an alphabet poster of all the characters in the chain. Blocks of acrylic colour serve as backgrouds to the boldly executed, multi-ethnic, predominantly child portraits of the correspondents. A good idea but the letters seem contrived and lack any real communicative purpose, revealing little about the writers: for me letter writing should be more than merely continuing a chain.