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5.0 out of 5 stars The Newsagent's Window, 18 May 2010
This review is from: The Newsagent's Window: Adventures in a World of Second-Hand Cars and Lost Cats (Paperback)
Another wonderful book from John Osborne (author of [[ASIN:ASIN Radio Head]]). In this one, the author lets the adverts put up in newsagents' windows dictate his buying habits and hobbies. It's funnier than it might sound. He buys a car he doesn't want, goes for a 'psychic massage' and even gets hold of an unwanted Beavers uniform, without really knowing why.

Written in gentle, amusing prose that might appeal to fans of Simon Armitage, the book will make you see newsagent shops in a new way, i.e. as a cornerstone of small communities, bringing people together and sparking off unexpected connections between them.

It's a highly enjoyable, oddly comforting read.
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