POSTCARD FROM THE PAST
By Tom Jackson
With an introduction by Mark Haddon
In Postcard From The Past, Tom Jackson has gathered a collection of the funniest, weirdest and most moving real messages from the backs of old postcards.
Praise for Postcard from the Past
‘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
‘Sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking, this is a beautiful collection of tiny windows into the story of other people’s lives.’ Joanna Cannon
‘Sublimely funny’ Jason Hazeley, author of the Ladybird Books for Grown Ups
‘Postcard from the Past contains not just 150 very short stories, each one of which bears comparison with the work of Alan Bennett, Stevie Smith and Marcel Proust, but also lovely, picturesque views of coves, chines, promenades, escarpments and the Museum and Art Gallery, Doncaster. You will wish you were there’ Andy Miller, author of The Year of Reading Dangerously
@PastPostcard has over 53k followers and gains 150+ followers a day.
It receives 10 million impressions every 28 days, and on average 350k impressions every day. Followers include comedians, radio presenters, journalists and well known figures in the media etc. Prominent examples include Joanna Cannon, Dawn French, Nigella Lawson, Rob Brydon, Matt Lucas, and Rob Delaney.
‘My favourite Twitter account is now my favourite book. Irresistible!’ Jill Mansell
‘This book is an absolute treat’ Holly Walsh
‘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
‘Six by four inch portions of pure heaven’ Rachel Johnson
‘Somehow both poignant and deeply creepy’ Samira Ahmed
‘One of Twitter’s most nourishing concepts – each one arriving like a bonsai Alan Bennett play’ Danny Baker
‘Beautiful. Inspiring. Educational. Hilarious’ Emma Freud
‘One of the saddest and funniest picture books you’re ever likely to read’ Owen Hatherley,
‘Hilarious, haunting, silly, poetic and profound’ Danny Wallace
‘A marvel. With these gnomic fragments of our holidaying past Tom Jackson has illuminated the banal lyricism of the British condition, a deadpan miscellany of wan nostalgia, profound melancholy, stoic humour and inexplicable dread. The necessary survival text for post-Brexit Britain’ Andrew Male
‘Brilliant and hilarious’ Jeremy Dyson, The League of Gentlemen
2 signed copies of Postcard from the Past have been donated for fundraising at 46 Bal Polski. Our thanks to the author of Postcard from the Past, Tom Jackson.
Come to 46 Bal Polski and you will be in with a chance to win a copy!
Postcard from the Past is available on Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/Postcard-Past-Tom-Jackson/dp/0008220530