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Postcard from the Past

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RG17 0JG

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Tom Jackson, curator of the Postcard From The Past twitter feed and book, draws on his alarmingly huge collection of everyday postcards to present the oddest, funniest, most touching messages.

Beyond the problem with Auntie Beryl’s legs, where Dad left his sunhat or that time Kevin fell in the swimming pool, discover hidden messages, cries for help, threats and mysteries and consider whether or not it’s too late to revive the art of postcard writing.

‘Resurrecting these postcards, relics of forgotten times and forgotten holidays, was the simplest and most brilliant idea. Tom Jackson combines the images with just a few of the words scribbled on the back, and his eye for the choice sentence, the perfect phrase, is miraculous. Thanks to his assiduous, obsessive work as collector and curator, each one of these postcards becomes a poem, a short story, an elegy for lost England, a work of art’ – Jonathan Coe

Tom Jackson has collected postcards for many years and in 2016 started posting their messages online. He curates the Twitter feed Postcard From The Past, @pastpostcard, and is the author of the book of the same name. He hosts Podcast From The Past, where guests tell their postcard stories.

`Transfixing, beguiling, warmly haunting. These are the ghosts of a childhood' Robin Ince

`A hilarious and occasionally disturbing look at how the British remain resolutely small-minded wherever they go' Charlie Higson `

Tom will be giving an amusing illustrated talk for the Hungerford Bookshop. This is a perfect Christmas present!

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