A Supermarket Love Story by John Osborne illustrated by Katie Pope published by Go Faster Stripe

I'm very pleased to announce that John Osborne, who writes on ABCTales as mcmanaman has a new poetry collection out now!

You can buy it here:  Go Faster Stripe

or if you're not in the UK try here: https://johnosborne.bandcamp.com/merch

John's been a member of ABCTales forever, and he's recorded some of the poems on Soundcloud especiallly for us - they are brilliant so do listen to them, and if anyone doesn't know John's poems, I can really recommend them!



 The new poetry collection by John Osborne about supermarkets and the people who use them. We meet two paramedics in the crisps aisle, a butcher on the meat counter who is considering vegetarianism, love blooms as two people on their own with baskets say hi to each other. We join staff with untucked shirts sitting on kick stools stacking shelves and find that every aisle really does tell a different story. 

John Osborne writes poems, books and stories. His first theatre show John Peel’s Shed received five-star reviews from The Independent and The Scotsman. He has written and performed six half-hour storytelling shows for Radio 4 and his poems have been broadcast on Radio 1, Radio 3, Radio 4, XFM and BBC 6Music. In 2015 After Hours, the sitcom he created with Molly Naylor was broadcast on Sky 1, directed by Craig Cash and starring Jaime Winstone and Ardal O’Hanlon. 

'A lovely, engaging writer finding the joyous in the everyday.' - Stuart Maconie 'His work has a winning gentleness, a seductive voice that draws you in, ensnares you and captivates you.' - Ian McMillan 


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