Category Archives: School doings

School stories are Wizard!
(Except when someone gives your fags a licking at footer.)

Just for the record, how many exactly?

A Man Every Inch of Him. By J. Jackson Wray. Nisbet & Co, London, n.d. (very difficult to judge). I think we should all just take a moment now, to appreciate the sublime jacket illustration (marked ‘Cav Sanders’). I suspect

Just for the record, how many exactly?

A Man Every Inch of Him. By J. Jackson Wray. Nisbet & Co, London, n.d. (very difficult to judge). I think we should all just take a moment now, to appreciate the sublime jacket illustration (marked ‘Cav Sanders’). I suspect

But they suit her

A Knight in Petticoats DM Percy Smith, The Sheldon Press, London nd (1930s) Equal opportunity School stories for young knights.  

But they suit her

A Knight in Petticoats DM Percy Smith, The Sheldon Press, London nd (1930s) Equal opportunity School stories for young knights.  

I know what you’re thinking…

Nancy Finds Herself. By Olive C. Dougan, London: Blackie & Son (n.d., looks very 1950s) Illustrated by E. Spring-Smith. And I do know what you’re thinking: how could I resist this title? And quite so, but there are further rewards

I know what you’re thinking…

Nancy Finds Herself. By Olive C. Dougan, London: Blackie & Son (n.d., looks very 1950s) Illustrated by E. Spring-Smith. And I do know what you’re thinking: how could I resist this title? And quite so, but there are further rewards

Can’t wait for twelve!

Pepper’s Crack Eleven. by Rowland Walker, London: Thomas Nelson, (nd, circa 1920s). This is what happens to a person’s brain when they get a collection like this together. They giggle like an idiot over the slightest thing. Take warning.

Can’t wait for twelve!

Pepper’s Crack Eleven. by Rowland Walker, London: Thomas Nelson, (nd, circa 1920s). This is what happens to a person’s brain when they get a collection like this together. They giggle like an idiot over the slightest thing. Take warning.

And elsewhere, for that matter

Nancy at St.Bride’s. By Dorita Fairlie Bruce, London: Milford/OUP. I love it when the popular authors have something for me. DFB was the author of the ‘Dimsie’ books, so I had to pay real money for this ostensible first edition.

And elsewhere, for that matter

Nancy at St.Bride’s. By Dorita Fairlie Bruce, London: Milford/OUP. I love it when the popular authors have something for me. DFB was the author of the ‘Dimsie’ books, so I had to pay real money for this ostensible first edition.

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

So pageant …

Two Queens at the Abbey Elsie Oxenham London: Collins, 1959. I think it’s about a pageant at a monastery, not sure though.

So pageant …

Two Queens at the Abbey Elsie Oxenham London: Collins, 1959. I think it’s about a pageant at a monastery, not sure though.