Adventures in Deltiology

Do people still send postcards these days…?

British Story

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A friend, knowing of my penchant for postcards handed me this interesting pc the other week. It’s a piece of advertising for a new novel by Michael Nath called British Story: A Romance. There’s little to no information about the novel itself on the postcard, unless we read into the imagery and text.

The main image is a still from the 1966 film Chimes at Midnight, directed by and starring Orson Welles (as Falstaff), who is shown alongside Jeanne Moreau (as Doll Tearsheet). The photo has been aged for effect. On the back, which is delightfully empty (from a postcard writing point of view), there is a credit for the websites of the author and the publisher. At the top edge there’s also a cryptic quote, from the novel I assume, but as I haven’t yet read it I am none the wiser. I’m sure that’s the point, and I’m sure all will become clear to those who have read, or will read British Story.

For now, as a postcard, it’s one of the more interesting finds of recent weeks, being neither an advert for an exhibition or a film. You can read much more about the novel on Michael Nath’s own WordPress pages, and find out just why the stoplines are operational by reading the book.

2 comments on “British Story

  1. routepublishing
    October 2, 2014

    Delighted to see that the postcard found its way to an appreciative home. Many thanks.

  2. mjnath
    October 2, 2014

    Lovely website. Hope you enjoy the book, or can come to the readings.

    All the best,


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