Posts Tagged: 1930s books

Nell 2: Me 0

How Nell Scored. By Bessie Marchant. Thomas Nelson & Sons, London, nd. (circa 1930?) Attentive readers will realise that this is my second copy of Nell. Last time she scored up a tree, this time it’s with fish! On our

Nell 2: Me 0

How Nell Scored. By Bessie Marchant. Thomas Nelson & Sons, London, nd. (circa 1930?) Attentive readers will realise that this is my second copy of Nell. Last time she scored up a tree, this time it’s with fish! On our

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

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.  

It’s in the details

Be Prepared! or the Making of a Scout. By Argyll Saxby, London: SW Partridge, (nd, circa 1935). Not captured for the title, or the wonderfully improbable picture on the front board*, but simply for its thrilling list of Other Titles

It’s in the details

Be Prepared! or the Making of a Scout. By Argyll Saxby, London: SW Partridge, (nd, circa 1935). Not captured for the title, or the wonderfully improbable picture on the front board*, but simply for its thrilling list of Other Titles

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

A prequel?

Picked Up At Sea. By J.C. Hutcheson, London: Blackie & Son (n.d.) I thought this might be a prequel to Blown Away from Land, but apparently not. In fact, it seems to have been published somewhat later. But it’s a

A prequel?

Picked Up At Sea. By J.C. Hutcheson, London: Blackie & Son (n.d.) I thought this might be a prequel to Blown Away from Land, but apparently not. In fact, it seems to have been published somewhat later. But it’s a

Still impressive

Seven Days Hard. by Sydney Parkman, London, H&S, 1938. Might not seem like much if you put it next to Fifty Years Hard, but it’s still a considerable achievement — or affliction. According to the blurb it’s about a bookseller’s

Still impressive

Seven Days Hard. by Sydney Parkman, London, H&S, 1938. Might not seem like much if you put it next to Fifty Years Hard, but it’s still a considerable achievement — or affliction. According to the blurb it’s about a bookseller’s