Sir Mick Jagger was, it seems, a fervent letter-writer in his twenties. This surprising fact has come to light because one of his ex-girlfriends, rather unromantically, has put 10 of his love letters up for auction at Sotheby’s. This has prompted another former lover of his to reveal he wrote her “hundreds”.
It’s surprising because, in almost every other respect, his life was bohemian and unconventional. Perhaps the letter-writing was down to his grammar school education. He must have found it too hard a habit to kick.