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Books for all tastes …

Just the thing for the lap of luxury

Velvet Johnnie (and other stories). By Peter Cheyney, London: Collins, 1952. Chaps, if you really want to impress that special friend … Advertisements

Just the thing for the lap of luxury

Velvet Johnnie (and other stories). By Peter Cheyney, London: Collins, 1952. Chaps, if you really want to impress that special friend …

You just need the right bait

Fishing for Boys. By J.H. Elliot, London: George Harrap, 1961 (1967 reprint) They just don’t publish really useful hobby guides for young people like this any more, do they? And they’re clearly enjoying themselves. The two young blighters in the

You just need the right bait

Fishing for Boys. By J.H. Elliot, London: George Harrap, 1961 (1967 reprint) They just don’t publish really useful hobby guides for young people like this any more, do they? And they’re clearly enjoying themselves. The two young blighters in the

Beware the man with the hoe

The Garden of Ignorance: The Experiences of a Woman in a Garden. By Marion Cran, London: Herbert Jenkins (this edition circa. 1931) Flicking through, it’s hard to tell whether it’s a cautionary tale, or just an extended brag. She seems

Beware the man with the hoe

The Garden of Ignorance: The Experiences of a Woman in a Garden. By Marion Cran, London: Herbert Jenkins (this edition circa. 1931) Flicking through, it’s hard to tell whether it’s a cautionary tale, or just an extended brag. She seems

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.

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

Well, it would be

Cock’s Nest: A cautionary tale. by Marjorie Hessell Tiltman, London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1954. Without the jacket, it’s difficult to know just where the nesting instinct took them.  

Well, it would be

Cock’s Nest: A cautionary tale. by Marjorie Hessell Tiltman, London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1954. Without the jacket, it’s difficult to know just where the nesting instinct took them.  

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