– Postcard of Writers/Artists –

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张爱玲2

While working/volunteering in Books for Amnesty, one of my favorite thing about the place was collecting the postcards of famous artists or writers. Once in a while Amnesty International would send bookshops different packs of postcards, from scientific pictures to portraits of famous writers or artists, from the world or British. 

I often found myself furiously collecting them ever since I first entered the shop, seeing the portraits of different novelists such as Eileen Chang Ai-Ling (author of Love in the Fallen City), Ayn Rand (the author of Atlas Shrugged) and various kind of people. At times the postcards enable me to come across names of artists or writers who I never known exist at all, beside appreciating the beauty of the portraits.

http://www.npg.org.uk/shop/shop-list.php?showProductDetails=6900

http://www.amazon.co.uk/One-Hundred-Writers-Box-Postcards/dp/0141197331

 

 

 

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