It was on TV here in Australia very late and i thought I'd just watch the start but i ended up watching the entire movie through to 2am.
I read an article in the paper after this came out and the police officer who tracked down Abbott said it was a very accurate comparison to what it was like chasing down the Postcard Bandit.
Apart from Postcards, Jarrolds also published novels and guide books such as the most famous ‘Handbook to the Rivers and Broads of Norfolk & Suffolk’ by G.
Christopher Davies (in 1882) and the much later but also well known: ‘What to do on the Norfolk Broads’ an annual publication.
They are well remembered for their illustrated guidebook to Jaipur (Jodhpur).
After the turn of the 20th century they began to publish their images as postcards.
A printed postcard from the Gale & Polden Nelson Series featuring the Turkish cruiser Abdul Hamid built by Armstrong, Whitworth & Co. Album corner indentations and some surface marking. (G) A plain back photo card by Wright & Logan featuring the Cuban naval vessel Cuba.
The postcards were digitized and described by Annie Gaines in 2012-2013. Post Office permitted the use of a divided back card, allowing for both a message and mailing address to be on one side making it possible for the entire front of the card to be used for an image.Hundreds of Postcard images of the Norfolk Broads were published and examples can still be found which date from the turn of the last century.In those days publishers were not as meticulous at trade-marking their products, as they later became, but I can be certain that several of my own collection date from the period 1895 -1905 and Jarrolds had by then developed a recognisable style of their own.They also produced numerous souvenir and brochures for the holiday firms.Both for the letting agents like Blakes and individual or independent boatyards.