Eric wrote to his love two or three times a week for five years before and during World War II. His letters, which were brought to light after more than sixty years, were full of messages of love interspersed with news of everyday life at the time.
I feel very privileged to own the letters which inspired me to make collections of tiny, individually handmade envelopes, each lined with gold paper.
Joe‘s letters to Pegs started towards the end of the War when they were separated. He continued to write to her when he returned to America. Unlike Eric, Joe was rather more extravagant with his paper and only wrote on one side.
Eric and Josie spent the rest of their lives together but for Joe and Pegs, being in different countries was just too difficult to make things work.