Monday, 2 May 2016

Found! The Missing Page

Catching the train one morning I happened to bizarrely come across a single page of a book lying on the platform at Shirley station and immediately The Missing Page sprang to mind from Hancock's Half Hour. As a lifelong fan of the great Tony Hancock (he is a Brummie to boot, born in Southam Road, Hall Green no less!) I remember so well the episode when Hancock borrows a book from the library called Lady Don't Fall Backwards by Darcy Sarto.  When he gets to the end he is mortified to discover the last page is missing so attempts to track down the last person to borrow the book before him and the author himself  to find out the conclusion. Chaos ensues of course. 

I felt intrigued though by the thought that someone, somewhere possibly on their way to work in Birmingham or in the other direction towards Stratford-upon-Avon was missing a vital page from their book. Anyhow, never one to miss a creative opportunity I couldn't just leave the page there to get trampled on, so pocketed it with the intention of using the actual page in my sketchbook and journal work somehow. I would also love to know what book the page comes from too so if anybody knows then please let me know. 

1 comment:

  1. How fabulous to have come across it. I would have been thinking exactly the same as you and would have picked it up too.