Last year, acclaimed author Rowan Coleman undertook the task to send a handwritten letter every week of the year to lucky recipients nominated by her Facebook and Twitter friends. We were delighted to be able to reproduce them here and give her three cheers for the lost art of writing letters by hand.

Her recipients are an eclectic mix: young and old, friends and strangers and mostly people who might enjoy a kind word or some light-hearted advice.

Rowan Coleman letters

Here are the links to all the letters – enjoy and let us know what you thought of them.

A letter to Rebecca Adlington

To Kate: About having dyslexia

Kirsten and Stewart: Getting married

Children who don’t like reading

A friend who completely changed her life

A letter to a girl taken in Nigeria

Rowan Coleman