The Book

"Lists of Note: 1. Splendid. 2. Addictive. 3. Sumptuously produced with interesting photos and facsimiles of actual lists."

"Fascinating. One to put on your, ahem, Christmas list."

"A fascinating compendium. Highly recommended."

"Very handsome. Just as engrossing as [Letters of Note]."

"Damn it if Usher hasn’t done it again. A deeply moving book."

"Beautiful and immensely satisfying."
Lauren Laverne, THE OBSERVER

"125 fascinating lists, tenderly curated, lovingly facsimiled and generously presented."

"Sure to be a hit Christmas gift."

Lists of Note is a collection of 125 of the world's most fascinating lists—a follow-up to the bestselling Letters of Note.

Humans have been making lists for even longer than they've been writing letters. They are the shorthand for what really matters to us: our hopes and aspirations; likes and dislikes; rules for living and loving; records of our memories and reminders of the things we want to do before we die. As with Letters of Note, I have trawled the world's archives to produce a rich visual anthology that stretches from ancient times to present day. Lists of Note is a constantly surprising A-Z of what makes us human. In its pages you'll find 125 lists with facsimiles or illustrations, including:
  1. A shopping list written by two 9th-century Tibetan monks.
  2. A handwritten list of the BFG's favourite words by Roald Dahl.
  3. 19 year-old Isaac Newton's list of the 57 sins he'd already committed.
  4. Galileo's list of parts needed to build his telescope.
  5. Einstein's punitive list of conditions imposed on his first wife.
  6. 29-year-old Marilyn Monroe's inspirational set of New Year's resolutions.
  7. Martin Luther King's advice for black people starting to use buses.
  8. Johnny Cash's list of 'things to do today'.
  9. Michelangelo's illustrated shopping list.
  10. Advice for 'chick rockers' by Chrissie Hynde.
...and many, many more.


There are two editions of the Lists of Note book available...

a) The first, a special limited edition--pictured above--was crowdfunded by hundreds of lovely people and is published by UNBOUND. It can be bought here and delivered worldwide. It is a magnificent thing.

b) Then we have the trade edition (UK edition pictured below). Speak to your local bookshop; they'll be happy to help. Failing that, it is also be available from places like Amazon UK and Amazon US.