Posts Tagged: just weird

What were they thinking?

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

Adventures in trade

Pet and the Baby she Bought. By Faith Chiltern. Epworth: London, nd (circa 1925). Another from the ‘random babies are Improving for Girls’ genre, only this time she’s gone to greater lengths to get one. And it seems to mean

Adventures in trade

Pet and the Baby she Bought. By Faith Chiltern. Epworth: London, nd (circa 1925). Another from the ‘random babies are Improving for Girls’ genre, only this time she’s gone to greater lengths to get one. And it seems to mean

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

The suspense is killing me

The Fate of Fluffles: A book for girls. by May Wynne, Phillippa Francklyn, & Mary Shrewsbury, London: Nelson (nd, 1920s, presumably). The question we’re all asking: is Fluffles the name of the bear, or did the bear maybe eat Fluffles?

The suspense is killing me

The Fate of Fluffles: A book for girls. by May Wynne, Phillippa Francklyn, & Mary Shrewsbury, London: Nelson (nd, 1920s, presumably). The question we’re all asking: is Fluffles the name of the bear, or did the bear maybe eat Fluffles?

Forthcoming…

Nightcaps for the Babies by Charles Young, from The Bodley Head, London (n.d.) Keeps them quiet, you know. They sleep like a top. Can’t now recall which book I harvested this gem from. The listings are always worth reading.

Forthcoming…

Nightcaps for the Babies by Charles Young, from The Bodley Head, London (n.d.) Keeps them quiet, you know. They sleep like a top. Can’t now recall which book I harvested this gem from. The listings are always worth reading.

Is that a squib in your pocket…?

  Pocket Thunder and other stories. Harold Avery Nelson, London, n.d. (c.1960) Although it seems to have been published in about 1960* – the Sunday school prize plate is from 1964 – this is one of those school stories whose

Is that a squib in your pocket…?

  Pocket Thunder and other stories. Harold Avery Nelson, London, n.d. (c.1960) Although it seems to have been published in about 1960* – the Sunday school prize plate is from 1964 – this is one of those school stories whose

But hardly ever spoken of

A Royal Peculiar The Dean and Chapter of Westminster, 1953 I assumed it would be about Ludwig II, but no. This was an appeal to raise funds to do up the Abbey before the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. So

But hardly ever spoken of

A Royal Peculiar The Dean and Chapter of Westminster, 1953 I assumed it would be about Ludwig II, but no. This was an appeal to raise funds to do up the Abbey before the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. So