For those who are tired of Dick and Jane


We present this mild variation.

Jane and Winky.

By Beth Coombe Harris.

Stirling Tract Enterprise, Stirling, nd (hard to tell anytime from the 1920s to the 1950s).

The subtitle of this stirring work of adventure and religion is:

The story of one girl, two boys and — a white rat!

Which I really think someone should have pointed out to the illustrator (F.T. Holmes) before they did the cover.

Anyhow, I did come across one illustration I can really relate to — who hasn’t gone mad in a bookstore like this?



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.