Category Archives: Specialist’s corner

Books for all tastes …

At it again!

Enid Blyton, I mean. Hello, Mr. Twiddle! By Enid Blyton. Dean & Son, London, (this edn, 1968). Was Mr Twiddle a friend of Mr Pinkwhistle? I’m a little afraid to read it — I might find out.

At it again!

Enid Blyton, I mean. Hello, Mr. Twiddle! By Enid Blyton. Dean & Son, London, (this edn, 1968). Was Mr Twiddle a friend of Mr Pinkwhistle? I’m a little afraid to read it — I might find out.

Which side?

Fly Dressing and Some Tackle-Making. By WE Davies. Elliot’s Right Way Books, Surrey, 1963. My favourite chapter is 14: Lures, Demons, Terrors and Streamers. You’d have to be really poorly dressed to get that sort of reaction, surely? Or maybe

Which side?

Fly Dressing and Some Tackle-Making. By WE Davies. Elliot’s Right Way Books, Surrey, 1963. My favourite chapter is 14: Lures, Demons, Terrors and Streamers. You’d have to be really poorly dressed to get that sort of reaction, surely? Or maybe

We all have our dreams…

What are yours? The Daisy Chain, or Aspirations. by Charlotte M Yonge. MacMillan & Co, 1915. Look at all those hopefuls on the frontispiece!

We all have our dreams…

What are yours? The Daisy Chain, or Aspirations. by Charlotte M Yonge. MacMillan & Co, 1915. Look at all those hopefuls on the frontispiece!

Tragedy comes in many guises

Cut off from Crumpets. Margaret J Baker, Methuen, London (duh), 1964. Such an English title, and such an English double entendre, but very much of the book’s time. But according to the blurb, it was very cold in England in

Tragedy comes in many guises

Cut off from Crumpets. Margaret J Baker, Methuen, London (duh), 1964. Such an English title, and such an English double entendre, but very much of the book’s time. But according to the blurb, it was very cold in England in

I wonder what the sequel is called?

Blackcock’s feather: A plain cloak-and-sword story rendered from the Scots and Gaelic. Maurice Walsh, W&R Chambers, 1932. I like how the usual ‘cloak-and-dagger’ plainly isn’t sufficient for Mr Walsh. Read the sequel, Blackfeather’s Cock to find out more about that

I wonder what the sequel is called?

Blackcock’s feather: A plain cloak-and-sword story rendered from the Scots and Gaelic. Maurice Walsh, W&R Chambers, 1932. I like how the usual ‘cloak-and-dagger’ plainly isn’t sufficient for Mr Walsh. Read the sequel, Blackfeather’s Cock to find out more about that

It’s all lies

I don’t care what they told you on the Home Shopping Network, it’s not going to work. You’re wasting your money. Maximized Manhood. Edwin Louis Cole, Whitaker House, Dallas TX, 1982 This is basically Improving Literature for grown-ups. Frankly, I’d

It’s all lies

I don’t care what they told you on the Home Shopping Network, it’s not going to work. You’re wasting your money. Maximized Manhood. Edwin Louis Cole, Whitaker House, Dallas TX, 1982 This is basically Improving Literature for grown-ups. Frankly, I’d

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If you’re into flexible couplings for friction clutching, shafting etc, I think it’s really important to be insulated, don’t you? From the back of an electrical manual printed very early last century. Quite instructive.

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If you’re into flexible couplings for friction clutching, shafting etc, I think it’s really important to be insulated, don’t you? From the back of an electrical manual printed very early last century. Quite instructive.