In her six years as Australia’s Governor-General, Dame Quentin Bryce AC handwrote more than 50 letters a week. Since leaving office, she has put together Dear Quentin, a rich collection of the letters she wrote and received. Her letter-writing wit and skills were honed in boarding school, when she wrote to her parents weekly. It was perfect training for writing missives to those she met on trips around Australia and the world. She speaks with Ita Buttrose AO OBE about a life in letters.