Posts Tagged: basic innuendo

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

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

So many have felt it…

The Fellowship of the Hand.  By Edward D. Hoch. Stoneshire Books, London, 1981. I’m just being childish again, aren’t I? And I’m not sure why, but the cover and the breathless synopsis … Jazine got in the way — so

So many have felt it…

The Fellowship of the Hand.  By Edward D. Hoch. Stoneshire Books, London, 1981. I’m just being childish again, aren’t I? And I’m not sure why, but the cover and the breathless synopsis … Jazine got in the way — so

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

We all have our dreams…

What are yours? The Daisy Chain, or Aspirations. by Charlotte M Yonge. MacMillan & Co, 1915. Look at all those hopefuls on the frontispiece!

We all have our dreams…

What are yours? The Daisy Chain, or Aspirations. by Charlotte M Yonge. MacMillan & Co, 1915. Look at all those hopefuls on the frontispiece!

But, of course, ask nicely first

Roger the Ranger. by EF Pollard. SW Partridge & co. nd (‘first published in 1893 and frequently reprinted’, this copy is 20s or 30s.) No-one seems to call their children Roger any more. I can’t imagine why. It used to

But, of course, ask nicely first

Roger the Ranger. by EF Pollard. SW Partridge & co. nd (‘first published in 1893 and frequently reprinted’, this copy is 20s or 30s.) No-one seems to call their children Roger any more. I can’t imagine why. It used to

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