Gulag lovers Orlando Figes, when researching the Stalinist gulags, came across a cache of thousands of love letters written between 1946 and 1954 by a couple separated by war and injustice. Secular Shelf Life Sarah Allen JUST SEND ME WORD By Orlando Figes Penguin. 300 pages. £9.99 ISBN 978 0 241 955 901 subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.