Posts Tagged: 1950s books

…if a wood-pecker could peck wood…

One-a-pecker, Two-a-pecker. Ruth Park, Melbourne, Angus & Robertson (1959, Book Club edn) Well, naturally, this is about the Otago gold rush of the 1860s. But that still doesn’t answer the question. Either question: Firstly, how much wood would a wood-pecker

…if a wood-pecker could peck wood…

One-a-pecker, Two-a-pecker. Ruth Park, Melbourne, Angus & Robertson (1959, Book Club edn) Well, naturally, this is about the Otago gold rush of the 1860s. But that still doesn’t answer the question. Either question: Firstly, how much wood would a wood-pecker

And just while we’re out West…

I’m just going to slip this one on, sidle away casually, and let you make up your own mind whether or not it belongs. Roy Rogers Cowboy Annual World Distributors, Manchester, 1959

And just while we’re out West…

I’m just going to slip this one on, sidle away casually, and let you make up your own mind whether or not it belongs. Roy Rogers Cowboy Annual World Distributors, Manchester, 1959

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 …

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 …

And what happens next?

Gay Go Up. By Anne Hepple, London: Hutchinson, (nd, guess 50s to 60s) And now you know as much as I do.

And what happens next?

Gay Go Up. By Anne Hepple, London: Hutchinson, (nd, guess 50s to 60s) And now you know as much as I do.

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.

Just come out and say it

Stranger with a Tent. By Margaret Warde, London: Kingfisher Books, 1958. Why this book? Well, it seems to want to live on the shelf with all my other camp literature, but it’s too shy to just come right out and

Just come out and say it

Stranger with a Tent. By Margaret Warde, London: Kingfisher Books, 1958. Why this book? Well, it seems to want to live on the shelf with all my other camp literature, but it’s too shy to just come right out and

I know what you’re thinking…

Nancy Finds Herself. By Olive C. Dougan, London: Blackie & Son (n.d., looks very 1950s) Illustrated by E. Spring-Smith. And I do know what you’re thinking: how could I resist this title? And quite so, but there are further rewards

I know what you’re thinking…

Nancy Finds Herself. By Olive C. Dougan, London: Blackie & Son (n.d., looks very 1950s) Illustrated by E. Spring-Smith. And I do know what you’re thinking: how could I resist this title? And quite so, but there are further rewards