Posts Tagged: 1950s books

Unsavory doings

Aircraftman Poke. By Chris Savery (see what I did there?). Lutterworth Press, London, 1958 (this printing 1963). This is one of those titles that just make me stare in disbelief when it turns up on a sale table. What on

Unsavory doings

Aircraftman Poke. By Chris Savery (see what I did there?). Lutterworth Press, London, 1958 (this printing 1963). This is one of those titles that just make me stare in disbelief when it turns up on a sale table. What on

No Ordinary School Story

Or so we are lead to understand. Toddy Scores Again: Being the School Adventures of No Ordinary Boy.  By Alfred Judd. Thomas Nelson & Sons, London, n.d. (40s or 50s. My copy has 1954 written on the flyleaf in pencil)

No Ordinary School Story

Or so we are lead to understand. Toddy Scores Again: Being the School Adventures of No Ordinary Boy.  By Alfred Judd. Thomas Nelson & Sons, London, n.d. (40s or 50s. My copy has 1954 written on the flyleaf in pencil)

Children can be cruel

Children’s authors even more so. Having invented an unkindly childish nickname for her protagonist, the author proceeds to use it relentlessly all the way through. Lead by example: that’s what I say! Thistledown Tony.  By Constance Savery. Victory Press, London,

Children can be cruel

Children’s authors even more so. Having invented an unkindly childish nickname for her protagonist, the author proceeds to use it relentlessly all the way through. Lead by example: that’s what I say! Thistledown Tony.  By Constance Savery. Victory Press, London,

…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.