Posts Tagged: 1940s books

Get it while you can

That Exciting Holiday. By Nigel Strong. London, C.S.S.M (Children’s Special Service Mission?), nd (guess: 1940s). Treasure! Burglars! Philately! Adventure! Rescues! Reward money! all ‘Interwoven with the theme of divine mercy’ — so you know it’s got to be exciting. (I

Get it while you can

That Exciting Holiday. By Nigel Strong. London, C.S.S.M (Children’s Special Service Mission?), nd (guess: 1940s). Treasure! Burglars! Philately! Adventure! Rescues! Reward money! all ‘Interwoven with the theme of divine mercy’ — so you know it’s got to be exciting. (I

Nice to have a classic on board

The African Queen. By CS Forester. Michael Joseph, London, 1946 (this edition 1970). I love being able to return to classic works with fresh eyes. You never know what you’ll suddenly notice. (Is this a classic? It was a classic

Nice to have a classic on board

The African Queen. By CS Forester. Michael Joseph, London, 1946 (this edition 1970). I love being able to return to classic works with fresh eyes. You never know what you’ll suddenly notice. (Is this a classic? It was a classic

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

An awfully pink adventure

The Adventures of Mr Pinkwhistle. Enid Blyton, Newnes, London, 1950. (Illustrated by Dorothy Wheeler) Read all about this Secret Little Man and what he gets up to on a Marvellous Afternoon with Jimmy, the Girl with the Broken Doll, the

An awfully pink adventure

The Adventures of Mr Pinkwhistle. Enid Blyton, Newnes, London, 1950. (Illustrated by Dorothy Wheeler) Read all about this Secret Little Man and what he gets up to on a Marvellous Afternoon with Jimmy, the Girl with the Broken Doll, the

Antibiotics might help with that

Rimfire on the Prod Charles Ballew, London: Wright & Brown, 1944 It just sounds so uncomfortable: no wonder he looks like he’s in a bad mood. Also, just to add insult to … unfortunate condition … it seems that he’s

Antibiotics might help with that

Rimfire on the Prod Charles Ballew, London: Wright & Brown, 1944 It just sounds so uncomfortable: no wonder he looks like he’s in a bad mood. Also, just to add insult to … unfortunate condition … it seems that he’s

Professor Plum in the Library with the Goat

Kinky Finds the Clue. Michael Poole Newnes, London, 1948   My curious flippings through this book have failed to reveal: i) who was Kinky ii) what they were kinky about. I must find one with a dust jacket. It might solve

Professor Plum in the Library with the Goat

Kinky Finds the Clue. Michael Poole Newnes, London, 1948   My curious flippings through this book have failed to reveal: i) who was Kinky ii) what they were kinky about. I must find one with a dust jacket. It might solve

Testing, testing …

Camp Contact E.N. Bradley Nelson, London, 1956 Illustrated by J. Phillips Paterson Well what would you call a book about bright-eyed young chaps getting into camping and radios and smugglers? Eh?  

Testing, testing …

Camp Contact E.N. Bradley Nelson, London, 1956 Illustrated by J. Phillips Paterson Well what would you call a book about bright-eyed young chaps getting into camping and radios and smugglers? Eh?