Children can be cruel


Children’s authors even more so. Having invented an unkindly childish nickname for her protagonist, the author proceeds to use it relentlessly all the way through. Lead by example: that’s what I say!

Thistledown Tony. 

By Constance Savery.

Victory Press, London, 1957.

The combination of Savery and Victory Press means that this one is mind-manglingly Improving, of course.


About tartanpartan

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.