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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

Just super chums

A Fourth Form Friendship:  A school story.  By Angela Brazil. Blackie & Son, London, nd (Edwardian by the looks). According to the list of works by this author in the front, the Educational News said of it: No girl could

Just super chums

A Fourth Form Friendship:  A school story.  By Angela Brazil. Blackie & Son, London, nd (Edwardian by the looks). According to the list of works by this author in the front, the Educational News said of it: No girl could

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

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

There’s a Ladybird book for everything

Tasseltip and the Boozle. By Sarah Cotton. Illustrated by Earnest Aris & Roy Smith. Ladybird Books, London, 1975. I mean … really? Is this someone’s joke, or did no one put even a second’s thought into this? I very often

There’s a Ladybird book for everything

Tasseltip and the Boozle. By Sarah Cotton. Illustrated by Earnest Aris & Roy Smith. Ladybird Books, London, 1975. I mean … really? Is this someone’s joke, or did no one put even a second’s thought into this? I very often

Just for the record, how many exactly?

A Man Every Inch of Him. By J. Jackson Wray. Nisbet & Co, London, n.d. (very difficult to judge). I think we should all just take a moment now, to appreciate the sublime jacket illustration (marked ‘Cav Sanders’). I suspect

Just for the record, how many exactly?

A Man Every Inch of Him. By J. Jackson Wray. Nisbet & Co, London, n.d. (very difficult to judge). I think we should all just take a moment now, to appreciate the sublime jacket illustration (marked ‘Cav Sanders’). I suspect

And the darkest mystery of all…

Who was wearing them? The Mysterious Trunks. Curiously, although we know the illustrator (Jack Crowe), no author has stepped forward to take responsibility for this exotic juvenile pot-boiler.  (Raphael Tuck — fine art publishers to Their Majesties the King and

And the darkest mystery of all…

Who was wearing them? The Mysterious Trunks. Curiously, although we know the illustrator (Jack Crowe), no author has stepped forward to take responsibility for this exotic juvenile pot-boiler.  (Raphael Tuck — fine art publishers to Their Majesties the King and