Category Archives: The World of Knowledge

Works you can really get to grips with and learn something from.

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

Once seen…

… cannot be unseen. The Scene in Skinny Ribs. Patons, Australia. no date, but sometime in the darkest 70s, I assume. This is not the only knitting pattern in my collection. Stay tuned wool-gatherers. (I’m sorry. I seem to have

Once seen…

… cannot be unseen. The Scene in Skinny Ribs. Patons, Australia. no date, but sometime in the darkest 70s, I assume. This is not the only knitting pattern in my collection. Stay tuned wool-gatherers. (I’m sorry. I seem to have

We’ve all worked with a few

Working with Tools for Fun and Profit.  By A Fredrick Collins. New Home Library, Philadelphia, 1946. (not the Fredrick Collins, please note) I must say that I’m rather taken by the cover illustration. Here we are in the 40s, when

We’ve all worked with a few

Working with Tools for Fun and Profit.  By A Fredrick Collins. New Home Library, Philadelphia, 1946. (not the Fredrick Collins, please note) I must say that I’m rather taken by the cover illustration. Here we are in the 40s, when

How very awkward

The Enemy in the Mouth. By Joseph Kessel, London, Hart-Davis, 1961. (Translated from the French by Frances Partridge.) Well, at least it said enemy, I suppose. For those of you unfamiliar with the work, its subtitle is: An Account of

How very awkward

The Enemy in the Mouth. By Joseph Kessel, London, Hart-Davis, 1961. (Translated from the French by Frances Partridge.) Well, at least it said enemy, I suppose. For those of you unfamiliar with the work, its subtitle is: An Account of

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.

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