An ode to postmen – via books

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This morning a postman brought 5 books to booktrail towers. As we often order books on line and get sent them, not to mention sending out books on competitions, we see postmen struggling under their weight.

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So today when a lovely cheery chap knocked on the door, I skipped to the front door with the anticipation of new books on my baited breath. I knew this was going to be a good moment – there were some humdingers in the expected bundle. But more so as it was torrential rain outside that I was extremely grateful that a delivery was being made at all.

There are booktrails to be done this weekend! With the novels we have now, we’re off to Germany, Colorado, Spain and many more places via a book. For now these are just some of the locations our post themed books have taken us in the UK –

The Clyde setting in The Postcard - Charring Cross Road in London, famvous for the letters and love affair between two bookstore owners - Sissinghust Castle, inpsiration for Kate Morton's Distant Hours which has the line ' It started with a letter'
The Clyde setting in The Postcard – Charring Cross Road in London, famous for the letters and love affair between two bookstore owners – Sissinghurst Castle, inspiration for Kate Morton’s The Distant Hours which has the line ‘ It started with a letter’

Opening the door, there was a postman wrapped up so tight in a jacket that you could barely see his face, and what you could see of it was hidden by the flow of rain, it was down his face, in his eyes, all over his bag. He was like a walking Niagara Falls. I offered him shelter but he persevered on. More books appeared from under his arm, in his bag. He apologised if they were wet! This man was bringing books – spreading reading joy – his arms must have been dead with the weight. And as for the books? – in perfect condition the parcels only having a few little drops on them if anything.

Some books about letters and post - plus a very deluged postman!
Some books about letters and post – plus a very deluged postman! The Postcard has destinations all over the world, Kate Morton’s book on a letter which started it all, and the famous literary love affair in letter form

 

So if you see a damp postman with a broken arm, give him a hug. For the booktrailers will be forever grateful for the day this cheery chap made our day. He cracked a joke, gave a smile and went on his merry way.

Royal Mail we depend on you so much and we salute you for now this weekend we are able to do what we love and travel via books. We hope you come with us –

Booktrails –

The Postcard – https://thebooktrail.wordpress.com/2014/10/24/the-postcard-scotlandcairolondon-bruges-adelaide-leah-fleming/ 

The Distant Hours –https://thebooktrail.wordpress.com/2014/11/07/the-distant-hours-kent-kate-morton/

Charing Cross Road – https://thebooktrail.wordpress.com/2014/11/07/84-charing-cross-road-london-and-new-york-helene-hanff/

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