Annual Appreciation

Postal Love

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Timing

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One of the perils of extending the mail-bag exchange apparatus at the wrong time, from Mail Trains (2014) by Julian Stray.

Back to the Local

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Illustrations by Edward Ardizzone from Back to the Local (1949) by Maurice Gorham, a loving memoir about English public houses (pubs). An earlier volume, The Local, came out just as World War II was starting. The publisher’s building was bombed out in the Blitz; all of the plates and unsold copies of The Local were lost. So, after the war, Gorham and Ardizzone wrote and illustrated the book again, from scratch, and called it Back to the Local.

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