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5.0 out of 5 stars Utterly completely brilliant and wonderful
This is the most beautiful and lovely and clever and bewitching book I've seen for years and years. A really rare example of a simple and brilliant idea which won't be exhausted by a mere ten minutes' perusal - you want to spend time with this book and appreciate the effort, wit and considerable invention that went into it. I'm going to buy about five copies to give away...
Published on 10 Oct. 2008 by Bruno Vincent

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3.0 out of 5 stars It's alright.
It's an alright book, for what it is, but I was expecting a little more. It is just literally photos of the envelopes - no description, no anecdotes, nothing. A little sparse and doesn't really hold up to repeat readings, but if you like this sort of thing it's worth a punt.
Published on 3 Feb. 2009 by Suzanne


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5.0 out of 5 stars Confusing the posties, 14 Dec. 2012
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I have done this and sent postcards to a friend. Im now on 1st name terms with her postman. I think my last one has got lost in the post unfortunitly.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It's alright., 3 Feb. 2009
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It's an alright book, for what it is, but I was expecting a little more. It is just literally photos of the envelopes - no description, no anecdotes, nothing. A little sparse and doesn't really hold up to repeat readings, but if you like this sort of thing it's worth a punt.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Truly original and very entertaining, 10 Dec. 2006
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Gordon Baisley (London, UK) - See all my reviews
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I originally bought this book having seen many of the envelopes included shown in a gallery in London. Since then I've come back to buy a number of copies as gifts. I don't think there's been one recipient who hasn't commented later how much they've enjoyed it.

Harriets idea - disguising her address as a challenge to her post man - is really original. My favourite must be the crossword.
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3.0 out of 5 stars If You Want to Get Value Out of This Book, Don't Look at all Photos on Amazon First, The Best Ones are there & it will Spoil It, 10 Aug. 2012
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This is quite an enjoyable book, but it didn't hold my attention for much more than the first read. Some of the ideas are quite novel, but once you have seen it you are sort of done with it. Most of the best images are already uploaded to Amazon on this product page, so if you want to enjoy this as a book, you are best off not looking before you buy it, because it will spoil it. Perhaps I would have liked it more if I hadn't looked first. However some of the images are lovely and thought provoking. It might have been nice to have some more explanation about some of it from the author, you are kind of left to make up your own mind.
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