For four years, London-based Aussie Richard Berry wrote a letter each week to the Australian prime minister. He posted them to both John Howard and to TNT Magazine, which decided to publish them each Monday.
Richard was a long way from home and believed that just because a bloke was a prime minister; it didn't mean he couldn't be your mate.
Collated here are 44 of his best letters, including the amusing replies he's received from Canberra.
'Dear John' is an hilarious, unique and witty read.