The suspense is killing me


The Fate of Fluffles: A book for girls.

by May Wynne, Phillippa Francklyn, & Mary Shrewsbury,

London: Nelson (nd, 1920s, presumably).

The question we’re all asking: is Fluffles the name of the bear, or did the bear maybe eat Fluffles? And if so, who or what is Fluffles?

So many questions!


PS: isn’t it a lovely cover, though? Pictorial board, not cloth, which might mean it was a cheap edition, but they certainly made the most of it.

However, someone cut the picture out of page 17 (the caption: ‘Look Bertie,’ cried Netta Clarke to her brother’ remains). I hope a bear ate them, whoever they were.

PPS: in case the suspense really is killing you — this book is a collection of stories, and for some reason they chose not to illustrate the title story on the cover, but a completely different one. Fluffles was fine. Promise. Nowhere near the bear.


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It won't surprise you to learn that I'm quite keen on books, and spend as much of my spare time as possible picking over second hand book stalls and charity book sales with my surprisingly delicate claws.