Simon, at Savidge Reads, is setting up a new project that hopes to unite bibliophiles all over the world with the lost art of pen pal-ing. If you’re interested, simply head over to register and you will be sent a registration form.
I’m quite excited about this. It was pretty difficult in the past to get pen pals but the net, a blessing and a curse, made it much easier. I should also probably point out that my pen pals and I largely communicated via email, and very rarely through hand written letters although we did occasionally send each other small parcels which was so exciting. I’m still somewhat in touch with two pen pals with the help of Facebook and it’s pretty interesting to see how the idea of privacy have changed so dramatically.