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The Englishman who Posted Himself and Other Curious Objects Hardcover – September 22, 2010
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-- Deirdre Foley-Mendelssohn --The New Yorker, September 15, 2010
"A handsomely designed and illustrated biography... a volume which will surely fascinate any fans of quirky social history, any admirers of the unpredictable human spirit, and any curators of the odder corners of the art world. The book is simply a delight." --Barnes & Noble Book Review
"Not only is the story itself interesting, but the book is also quite pretty (look at those endpapers!)" --aesthetic outburst blog
"A lushly illustrated book with interesting bits of text." --Letter Writers Alliance Blog
"Weirdly wonderful items that recall the peculiar posting activities of the man known as The Human Letter." --British Philatelic Bulletin
Profusely illustrated in color with dozens of examples of Bray's handiwork, [The Englishman Who Posted Himself and Other Curious Objects] provides an entertaining and informative biography of `The Human Letter' and `The Autograph King'. --Philatelic Exporter
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Bray was an otherwise unremarkable accountant, but he must have wondered how far postal officials would go to follow their own rules. Would, for instance, a postcard clearly and legibly addressed, but in mirror writing, be delivered? Why, yes, it was; some postman took the extra effort to hold it up to a mirror and see it through.Read more ›