Category Archives: Beauty spot

Just to show that I don’t spend all my time collecting books with ‘queen’ in the title. These are just beautiful.

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

Adventures in trade

Pet and the Baby she Bought. By Faith Chiltern. Epworth: London, nd (circa 1925). Another from the ‘random babies are Improving for Girls’ genre, only this time she’s gone to greater lengths to get one. And it seems to mean

Adventures in trade

Pet and the Baby she Bought. By Faith Chiltern. Epworth: London, nd (circa 1925). Another from the ‘random babies are Improving for Girls’ genre, only this time she’s gone to greater lengths to get one. And it seems to mean

Feel the wind in your riah

The Camp at Sea View Meadow. K.N. Abbott, Blackie, London nd. circa 1929. Well, it’s not very funny, or even very camp, but it’s just adorable, isn’t it? The prose is dire, but I’d expect nothing less. This is one

Feel the wind in your riah

The Camp at Sea View Meadow. K.N. Abbott, Blackie, London nd. circa 1929. Well, it’s not very funny, or even very camp, but it’s just adorable, isn’t it? The prose is dire, but I’d expect nothing less. This is one

Beware the man with the hoe

The Garden of Ignorance: The Experiences of a Woman in a Garden. By Marion Cran, London: Herbert Jenkins (this edition circa. 1931) Flicking through, it’s hard to tell whether it’s a cautionary tale, or just an extended brag. She seems

Beware the man with the hoe

The Garden of Ignorance: The Experiences of a Woman in a Garden. By Marion Cran, London: Herbert Jenkins (this edition circa. 1931) Flicking through, it’s hard to tell whether it’s a cautionary tale, or just an extended brag. She seems

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?

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?

Denizens of page 3

British Tits. by Christopher Perrins. London: Collins, 1979. What more to say? This is number 62 of the Collins New Naturalist series. The jacket design (see main post) is by Clifford and Rosemary Ellis.

Denizens of page 3

British Tits. by Christopher Perrins. London: Collins, 1979. What more to say? This is number 62 of the Collins New Naturalist series. The jacket design (see main post) is by Clifford and Rosemary Ellis.