"The image that emerges from this antic and visually arresting volume is of a blithe English rogue, testing the system, stretching its limitsan experimenter, playing the most relentless, and amusing, of pranks."
-- 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
About the Author
John Tingey started collecting stamps fifty years ago when his parents gave him his first stamp album and a 6d packet from Woolworths. He is married, with two children and two grandchildren, and lives in England.