Posts Tagged: 1960s books

One has to start somewhere

Foreign Birds for Beginners.  By DHS Risdon. Iliffe Books, 1965. See also the companion volume: British Lads for Beginners, available in several translations. Having let the joke write itself, I’ll briefly pause to note that the rather ropy art on

One has to start somewhere

Foreign Birds for Beginners.  By DHS Risdon. Iliffe Books, 1965. See also the companion volume: British Lads for Beginners, available in several translations. Having let the joke write itself, I’ll briefly pause to note that the rather ropy art on

At it again!

Enid Blyton, I mean. Hello, Mr. Twiddle! By Enid Blyton. Dean & Son, London, (this edn, 1968). Was Mr Twiddle a friend of Mr Pinkwhistle? I’m a little afraid to read it — I might find out.

At it again!

Enid Blyton, I mean. Hello, Mr. Twiddle! By Enid Blyton. Dean & Son, London, (this edn, 1968). Was Mr Twiddle a friend of Mr Pinkwhistle? I’m a little afraid to read it — I might find out.

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

Tragedy comes in many guises

Cut off from Crumpets. Margaret J Baker, Methuen, London (duh), 1964. Such an English title, and such an English double entendre, but very much of the book’s time. But according to the blurb, it was very cold in England in

Tragedy comes in many guises

Cut off from Crumpets. Margaret J Baker, Methuen, London (duh), 1964. Such an English title, and such an English double entendre, but very much of the book’s time. But according to the blurb, it was very cold in England in

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

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

We’ve always suspected it

Biggles Takes it Rough. By Capt. WE Johns, Leicester: Brockhampton Press, 1963. It’s not like we couldn’t have guessed, really. All that camaraderie and dashing about in a manful way. Dead give-away. Oh all right: I apologise to Biggles fans

We’ve always suspected it

Biggles Takes it Rough. By Capt. WE Johns, Leicester: Brockhampton Press, 1963. It’s not like we couldn’t have guessed, really. All that camaraderie and dashing about in a manful way. Dead give-away. Oh all right: I apologise to Biggles fans