Category Archives: The Savery family

Unsavory doings

Aircraftman Poke. By Chris Savery (see what I did there?). Lutterworth Press, London, 1958 (this printing 1963). This is one of those titles that just make me stare in disbelief when it turns up on a sale table. What on

Unsavory doings

Aircraftman Poke. By Chris Savery (see what I did there?). Lutterworth Press, London, 1958 (this printing 1963). This is one of those titles that just make me stare in disbelief when it turns up on a sale table. What on

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,

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,

Mike’s new best friend

The Sea Queen. by Constance Savery, London: Lutterworth Press, 1965. Illustrated by Cicely Steed. “Mike is on the beach picking up wood. The beautiful Sea Queen comes drifting in to his feet…” Lucky old Mike, eh? But, no, this first

Mike’s new best friend

The Sea Queen. by Constance Savery, London: Lutterworth Press, 1965. Illustrated by Cicely Steed. “Mike is on the beach picking up wood. The beautiful Sea Queen comes drifting in to his feet…” Lucky old Mike, eh? But, no, this first