Category Archives: Queer doings

The very core of the collection. Oh if only a tithe of them did what it says on the tin!

Nice to have a classic on board

The African Queen. By CS Forester. Michael Joseph, London, 1946 (this edition 1970). I love being able to return to classic works with fresh eyes. You never know what you’ll suddenly notice. (Is this a classic? It was a classic

Nice to have a classic on board

The African Queen. By CS Forester. Michael Joseph, London, 1946 (this edition 1970). I love being able to return to classic works with fresh eyes. You never know what you’ll suddenly notice. (Is this a classic? It was a classic

The notable sequel

Kiddie of the Camp. By Robert Leighton.  Pearson, London, 1922. This, of course, is the absolutely fabulous sequel to Kiddie the Scout. Which is a vast relief for me, because I’ve already made all of my camp kiddie jokes. You

The notable sequel

Kiddie of the Camp. By Robert Leighton.  Pearson, London, 1922. This, of course, is the absolutely fabulous sequel to Kiddie the Scout. Which is a vast relief for me, because I’ve already made all of my camp kiddie jokes. You

But, of course, ask nicely first

Roger the Ranger. by EF Pollard. SW Partridge & co. nd (‘first published in 1893 and frequently reprinted’, this copy is 20s or 30s.) No-one seems to call their children Roger any more. I can’t imagine why. It used to

But, of course, ask nicely first

Roger the Ranger. by EF Pollard. SW Partridge & co. nd (‘first published in 1893 and frequently reprinted’, this copy is 20s or 30s.) No-one seems to call their children Roger any more. I can’t imagine why. It used to

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

A Singular Adventure

The Club of Queer Trades GK Chesterton, London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1912. As I’ve said before: I love it when the popular authors have a little something for me. Such a shame about that final plural. It could really have

A Singular Adventure

The Club of Queer Trades GK Chesterton, London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1912. As I’ve said before: I love it when the popular authors have a little something for me. Such a shame about that final plural. It could really have

It’s in the details

Be Prepared! or the Making of a Scout. By Argyll Saxby, London: SW Partridge, (nd, circa 1935). Not captured for the title, or the wonderfully improbable picture on the front board*, but simply for its thrilling list of Other Titles

It’s in the details

Be Prepared! or the Making of a Scout. By Argyll Saxby, London: SW Partridge, (nd, circa 1935). Not captured for the title, or the wonderfully improbable picture on the front board*, but simply for its thrilling list of Other Titles

S.Q.II

A Sea-Queen’s Sailing. By Charles W. Whistler, London: Nelson & Sons, (nd, looks 1910s). This, of course, is my second Sea Queen book. The first was far more Improving, but this one looks much more exciting. This was a second

S.Q.II

A Sea-Queen’s Sailing. By Charles W. Whistler, London: Nelson & Sons, (nd, looks 1910s). This, of course, is my second Sea Queen book. The first was far more Improving, but this one looks much more exciting. This was a second