The Newsagent's Window : Adventures in a World of Second-Hand Cars and Lost Cats, Paperback

The Newsagent's Window : Adventures in a World of Second-Hand Cars and Lost Cats Paperback



'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 Windowrestores 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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272 pages, Illustrations
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Autobiography: general
  • ISBN: 9781847392558



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