by Nora C Usher
London: Pickering & Inglis (c.1930s)
“Dedicated to the Many Boys who have passed like “ships in the Night” also to those who are still within hail.”
It’s nothing really, just a certain something I can’t quite put my finger on. The title, the dedication, the picture with its two chaps smiling with forced pleasure on one of their walks together down the lane.
What does it all mean?
(Actually, being a Pickering & Inglis ‘Sunshine series’ book, it means Moral Lessons and Improving Examples for the Young, all done in Toe-Curling Prose. But we can dream.)