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    Description'I had met a lot of special people through newsagents' windows, and spent many enjoyable days with them. I found out about a community I never knew existed, the heart of rural Britain. I learned that everyone had a story to tell, and that people who live very ordinary lives are much more fascinating than explorers or pop stars.' John Osborne's second book is a comic voyage through small-town Britain via the ads in newsagents' windows: lost kittens, personal ads, a second-hand bike for sale, yoga classes ...John at first uses the ads in newsagents' windows to buy practical things like a bed and a settee. But on impulse one day he replies to an advert for a psychic masseur named Lucy, who tells him some startling home-truths as he sits on her settee in his pants. So begins a year of self-discovery and a wild obsession with newsagents' windows, which take John to a shoe-exhibition, to an Alan Ayckbourn play, to a wrestling match. He finds himself the owner of a man's entire video collection, a second-hand bike, a clapped-out Ford Escort - and discovers a community of a bygone age. Looking to improve his German, he meets a pretty German girl named Leni ...Hilarious and thought-provoking, The Newsagent's Window restores our faith - in our fellow human beings, in a world without ebay - and reveals the odd things that can happen if you let newsagents' windows dictate your day.


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    Title
    The Newsagent's Window
    Subtitle
    Adventures in a World of Second-Hand Cars and Lost Cats
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Osborne
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 200 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781847392558
    ISBN 10: 1847392555
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JMC
    DC22: 941.086092
    BISAC V2.8: BIO000000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBK, 3JMC
    Publisher
    Simon & Schuster Ltd
    Imprint name
    Simon & Schuster Ltd
    Publication date
    31 March 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    John Osborne graduated from the University of East Anglia in 2004. He has taught English in Austria and Germany, and has had poetry published in the Guardian and the Spectator. Radio Head is his first book.