Pearls of wisdom

Novelty Evenings, by Pearl A Cole. ‘The Pearl Series’, Printers Proprietary, Melbourne. (n.d. I’m guessing 1950s). Can you think of any novelties evenings you’ve had with pearls? Well Ms Cole certainly can! She’s got whole lists of them!   Advertisements

Pearls of wisdom

Novelty Evenings, by Pearl A Cole. ‘The Pearl Series’, Printers Proprietary, Melbourne. (n.d. I’m guessing 1950s). Can you think of any novelties evenings you’ve had with pearls? Well Ms Cole certainly can! She’s got whole lists of them!  

One has to start somewhere

Foreign Birds for Beginners.  By DHS Risdon. Iliffe Books, 1965. See also the companion volume: British Lads for Beginners, available in several translations. Having let the joke write itself, I’ll briefly pause to note that the rather ropy art on

One has to start somewhere

Foreign Birds for Beginners.  By DHS Risdon. Iliffe Books, 1965. See also the companion volume: British Lads for Beginners, available in several translations. Having let the joke write itself, I’ll briefly pause to note that the rather ropy art on

Just super chums

A Fourth Form Friendship:  A school story.  By Angela Brazil. Blackie & Son, London, nd (Edwardian by the looks). According to the list of works by this author in the front, the Educational News said of it: No girl could

Just super chums

A Fourth Form Friendship:  A school story.  By Angela Brazil. Blackie & Son, London, nd (Edwardian by the looks). According to the list of works by this author in the front, the Educational News said of it: No girl could

Nell 2: Me 0

How Nell Scored. By Bessie Marchant. Thomas Nelson & Sons, London, nd. (circa 1930?) Attentive readers will realise that this is my second copy of Nell. Last time she scored up a tree, this time it’s with fish! On our

Nell 2: Me 0

How Nell Scored. By Bessie Marchant. Thomas Nelson & Sons, London, nd. (circa 1930?) Attentive readers will realise that this is my second copy of Nell. Last time she scored up a tree, this time it’s with fish! On our

Unsavory doings

Aircraftman Poke. By Chris Savery (see what I did there?). Lutterworth Press, London, 1958 (this printing 1963). This is one of those titles that just make me stare in disbelief when it turns up on a sale table. What on

Unsavory doings

Aircraftman Poke. By Chris Savery (see what I did there?). Lutterworth Press, London, 1958 (this printing 1963). This is one of those titles that just make me stare in disbelief when it turns up on a sale table. What on

Get it while you can

That Exciting Holiday. By Nigel Strong. London, C.S.S.M (Children’s Special Service Mission?), nd (guess: 1940s). Treasure! Burglars! Philately! Adventure! Rescues! Reward money! all ‘Interwoven with the theme of divine mercy’ — so you know it’s got to be exciting. (I

Get it while you can

That Exciting Holiday. By Nigel Strong. London, C.S.S.M (Children’s Special Service Mission?), nd (guess: 1940s). Treasure! Burglars! Philately! Adventure! Rescues! Reward money! all ‘Interwoven with the theme of divine mercy’ — so you know it’s got to be exciting. (I

So many have felt it…

The Fellowship of the Hand.  By Edward D. Hoch. Stoneshire Books, London, 1981. I’m just being childish again, aren’t I? And I’m not sure why, but the cover and the breathless synopsis … Jazine got in the way — so

So many have felt it…

The Fellowship of the Hand.  By Edward D. Hoch. Stoneshire Books, London, 1981. I’m just being childish again, aren’t I? And I’m not sure why, but the cover and the breathless synopsis … Jazine got in the way — so