Book that does not exist!


A consumer alert for the millions who have seen the feature film version of Sex and the City: There is no such book as Love Letters From Great Men, from which Carrie Bradshaw reads while in bed with her beloved Mr Big.

The closest text in the real world apparently is Love Letters From Great Men and Women: From the Eighteenth Century to the Present Day, first released in the 1920s and reissued last year by Kessinger Publishing, which specialises in bringing back old works.

Richard Davies, press manager for, an online seller that features used titles, told The Associated Press on June 11 that he has received hundreds of queries about the book’s existence.

Enough readers have been directed to the Kessinger anthology, on AbeBooks and elsewhere on the Internet, that it ranked No 134 on as of Thursday afternoon.

In Sex and the City, an early scene shows Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) poring through the imaginary collection, although citing real letters by Beethoven and Napoleon among others. Mr Big (Chris Noth), later takes passages from the book as he expresses his love, by e-mail, to Carrie.