Clarice began working in the press in 1940 – three years before releasing her first novel, ‘Closer to the Wild Heart’ – meanwhile working as a seasonal collaborator for newspapers and magazines until two months before her death in 1977. For the first time amassed in one book, the early texts addressed a wide array of topics, from child rearing to beauty care; from rat poison to the pursuit of happiness; from choosing perfume to moral dilemmas. She could write everything between prosaic and transcendental with disturbing ease. Then, we just stumble upon another little known skill of Clarice to delve into. A skill that will most probably take by surprise and joy those reading this Ladies’ Mail’ through. That is the inspiration for the mini-series directed by Luiz Fernando Carvalho.