Thursday, September 30, 2010

What's Next

Wondering what's going on? We've been waiting for everyone to receive their September postcards — and in the next few days we'll be sending an email out with details on what to do with your BPS postcards. Stay tuned!

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Englishman Who Posted Himself and Other Curious Objects

Deirdre Foley-Mendelssohn of the New Yorker has a fun review of The Englishman Who Posted Himself and Other Curious Objects, the intriguingly titled new book by John Tingey about eccentric Englishman W. Reginald Bray (1879-1939) who, after reading the entire British Post Office Guide, decided to take the rules as challenges. Foley-Mendelssohn writes that " ... Bray tried posting an unimaginable array of things, to see whether the post office would deliver them. Apparently, at the time, the smallest item that could be posted was a bee, and the largest an elephant. Bray seems to have tried most things in between." I definitely have to get this book. Read the rest of the review (and see a little slide show from the book) here.

BPS Café — September 2010

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