Posts Tagged: fiction

Nice to have a classic on board

The African Queen. By CS Forester. Michael Joseph, London, 1946 (this edition 1970). I love being able to return to classic works with fresh eyes. You never know what you’ll suddenly notice. (Is this a classic? It was a classic

Nice to have a classic on board

The African Queen. By CS Forester. Michael Joseph, London, 1946 (this edition 1970). I love being able to return to classic works with fresh eyes. You never know what you’ll suddenly notice. (Is this a classic? It was a classic

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

The notable sequel

Kiddie of the Camp. By Robert Leighton.  Pearson, London, 1922. This, of course, is the absolutely fabulous sequel to Kiddie the Scout. Which is a vast relief for me, because I’ve already made all of my camp kiddie jokes. You

The notable sequel

Kiddie of the Camp. By Robert Leighton.  Pearson, London, 1922. This, of course, is the absolutely fabulous sequel to Kiddie the Scout. Which is a vast relief for me, because I’ve already made all of my camp kiddie jokes. You

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!

He’s back

Yes, it’s Coppernob in his first adventure, but second appearance here! Coppernob Buckland, by Lawrence R Bourne, Humphrey Milford/OUP (n.d., but 1920s or early 30s I’d say) Find the sequel here. This copy still had a loose publisher’s blurb inside

He’s back

Yes, it’s Coppernob in his first adventure, but second appearance here! Coppernob Buckland, by Lawrence R Bourne, Humphrey Milford/OUP (n.d., but 1920s or early 30s I’d say) Find the sequel here. This copy still had a loose publisher’s blurb inside

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