A perfect summer's day to celebrate the publication of 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 and curated them into a wonderful, touching book. It also includes a foreword by Mark Haddon.
The interplay between the images and words has a wonderfully wistful, nostalgic effect, offering a tantalizing glimpse into the lives of the people who wrote the cards, and cumulatively, the project forms a kind of alternative social history. It has been called 'lovely' by Mark Haddon, 'sad and sweet' by Holly Walsh and 'a masterclass in dialogue writing' by Jason Hazely, author of the Adult Ladybird series.