"Just look at the candy-bright hues in John Hinde's delicious collection of vintage postcards of Butlin's...best of all is the romance of the ballroom pictures. Are you dancing? We are."
Hot Books Elle
"Long viewed only as a master of kitsch Hinde is now recognised, albeit posthumously, as a peerless social documentarian. Dazzling in their their colour intensity and strange clarity.... Visionary, Wonderful."
Sean O'Hagan, The Observer, London
"Extraordinary...the combination of aesthetics and promotion produced something that bypasses documentary and approaches an arresting British surrealism".
David Jays, Financial Times
"These phenomenal photographs...a cacophony of colour...Despite and because of their artifice, John Hinde's picture postcards are endlessly fascinating, exposing social trends, sartorial aberrations and a particular photographic vision. A delightful book".
The Art Book (June 2003)
Check the prodigious use of Adidas three-stripe! Marvel at the tiki décor blow-out at Butlins Skegness Beachcomber bar! Remark on just how weird pre-Thatcherite Britain really was!
"Enchanting and surreal"
Vogue Magazine -- Review
The book had handwritten text and I was never warned about it. That is not acceptable. The price should have been a lot lower.Published 7 months ago by Gonzaga
John Hinde Butlin's photographs provide a wonderful window to mid-century leisure. The colors are amazing and the technical expertise of the photographers is fascinating. Read morePublished on April 2, 2012 by katherine gaston