When the character Carrie Bradshaw read extracts from Love Letters of Great Men in the hit movie, booksellers were inundated with requests for a copy.
But there was no such book, until the British firm Macmillan spotted the gap in the market and decided to issue a new publication with the same title.
It contains intimate communiques from historical figures including Pliny, Henry VIII, Mozart, Napoleon, Prince Rainier III and Oscar Wilde.
It\’s not just Macmillan that had that idea of course. Several people have.
Including, erm, me.