Category Archives: Repeat offenders

Authors and publishers who just wouldn’t quit

Tell us all about it, Ted

Ted of the Mounties. By Eileen Hemming, London, Lutterworth, (1955, this copy 1966). I’m sure it’s an intriguing story. Advertisements

Tell us all about it, Ted

Ted of the Mounties. By Eileen Hemming, London, Lutterworth, (1955, this copy 1966). I’m sure it’s an intriguing story.

A load of bullocks

The Steering of Stephen. By A Lang Ordon London: Lutterworth, 1954. I’m reliably informed by the foul-minded person who bought me this book* that animal behaviour enthusiasts, readers of Temple Grandin’s books, and cattle fans will be rolling about over

A load of bullocks

The Steering of Stephen. By A Lang Ordon London: Lutterworth, 1954. I’m reliably informed by the foul-minded person who bought me this book* that animal behaviour enthusiasts, readers of Temple Grandin’s books, and cattle fans will be rolling about over

Nothing in shorts gets past them

The Boy Patrol on Guard. By E.S. Ellis, London: Cassell & company, n.d. (as usual). Nice to see that the two chaps in the foreground have been rubbing their sticks together by the campfire. Now I come to look, this

Nothing in shorts gets past them

The Boy Patrol on Guard. By E.S. Ellis, London: Cassell & company, n.d. (as usual). Nice to see that the two chaps in the foreground have been rubbing their sticks together by the campfire. Now I come to look, this

It’s really quite a big one

The Farmer and the Cock. by Phyllis Groom London, Lutterworth, 1969. Actually, when you really come to look, it’s enormous! It wakes him up every morning, according to the blurb. And he thinks about it all the time. It’s from

It’s really quite a big one

The Farmer and the Cock. by Phyllis Groom London, Lutterworth, 1969. Actually, when you really come to look, it’s enormous! It wakes him up every morning, according to the blurb. And he thinks about it all the time. It’s from

Just one?

Joan’s Handful. by Amy le Feuvre, London: Pickering & Inglis, nd (1920s) You can tell this is Improving (from repeat offender, Amy Le Feuvre), as she’s just got the one handful, yet she seems so pleased about it. True humility.

Just one?

Joan’s Handful. by Amy le Feuvre, London: Pickering & Inglis, nd (1920s) You can tell this is Improving (from repeat offender, Amy Le Feuvre), as she’s just got the one handful, yet she seems so pleased about it. True humility.

Are you sure? Did you check?

A Boy All Over Harold Avery London: Sampson Low (n.d., inscribed 1932) A bit of a repeat offender, this Harold Avery, being the cove responsible for Pocket Thunder and all the doings of its wizard chaps. But, of course, one

Are you sure? Did you check?

A Boy All Over Harold Avery London: Sampson Low (n.d., inscribed 1932) A bit of a repeat offender, this Harold Avery, being the cove responsible for Pocket Thunder and all the doings of its wizard chaps. But, of course, one

Of Bunnies and Improvement

Bunny’s Boys by Nora C Usher London: Pickering & Inglis (c.1930s) “Dedicated to the Many Boys who have passed like “ships in the Night” also to those who are still within hail.” It’s nothing really, just a certain something I

Of Bunnies and Improvement

Bunny’s Boys by Nora C Usher London: Pickering & Inglis (c.1930s) “Dedicated to the Many Boys who have passed like “ships in the Night” also to those who are still within hail.” It’s nothing really, just a certain something I