Musings inspired by letters of the alphabet from 27 well-known writers including: Douglas Adams, Martin Amis, Julian Barnes, William Boyd, Anthony Burgess, Margaret Drabble, T.S. Eliot, Patrick Leigh Fermor, William Golding, Seamus Heaney, Ted Hughes, Kazuo Ishiguro, Erica Jong, Doris Lessing, Norman Mailer, Ian McEwan, Arthur Miller, Iris Murdoch, Nigel Nicolson, John Julius Norwich, Joyce Carol Oates, V.S. Pritchett, Craig Raine, Susan Sontag, Paul Theroux, John Updike, and Gore Vidal. Each letter is accompanied by a full-page color illustration by David Hockney. Published in 1991 to raise money for people living with AIDS.