Posts Tagged: matters of the body

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

For our Australian readers

The Date Boy of Baghdad, by the Reverend Cocker. London, HR Allenson Ltd, circa 1925. The subtitle is ‘Thirty-five story-talks to young people’, and the Rev J Cocker was keen on primitive Methodism and prohibition. So, clearly, he needed other

For our Australian readers

The Date Boy of Baghdad, by the Reverend Cocker. London, HR Allenson Ltd, circa 1925. The subtitle is ‘Thirty-five story-talks to young people’, and the Rev J Cocker was keen on primitive Methodism and prohibition. So, clearly, he needed other

Does yours have a special sign?

The Sign of the Beaver. by Elizabeth George Speare. New York: Dell, 1983. What more to say? Shall I bore you with the observation that I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a confusion of publication information on so slight

Does yours have a special sign?

The Sign of the Beaver. by Elizabeth George Speare. New York: Dell, 1983. What more to say? Shall I bore you with the observation that I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a confusion of publication information on so slight

I wonder what the sequel is called?

Blackcock’s feather: A plain cloak-and-sword story rendered from the Scots and Gaelic. Maurice Walsh, W&R Chambers, 1932. I like how the usual ‘cloak-and-dagger’ plainly isn’t sufficient for Mr Walsh. Read the sequel, Blackfeather’s Cock to find out more about that

I wonder what the sequel is called?

Blackcock’s feather: A plain cloak-and-sword story rendered from the Scots and Gaelic. Maurice Walsh, W&R Chambers, 1932. I like how the usual ‘cloak-and-dagger’ plainly isn’t sufficient for Mr Walsh. Read the sequel, Blackfeather’s Cock to find out more about that

…if a wood-pecker could peck wood…

One-a-pecker, Two-a-pecker. Ruth Park, Melbourne, Angus & Robertson (1959, Book Club edn) Well, naturally, this is about the Otago gold rush of the 1860s. But that still doesn’t answer the question. Either question: Firstly, how much wood would a wood-pecker

…if a wood-pecker could peck wood…

One-a-pecker, Two-a-pecker. Ruth Park, Melbourne, Angus & Robertson (1959, Book Club edn) Well, naturally, this is about the Otago gold rush of the 1860s. But that still doesn’t answer the question. Either question: Firstly, how much wood would a wood-pecker

An awfully pink adventure

The Adventures of Mr Pinkwhistle. Enid Blyton, Newnes, London, 1950. (Illustrated by Dorothy Wheeler) Read all about this Secret Little Man and what he gets up to on a Marvellous Afternoon with Jimmy, the Girl with the Broken Doll, the

An awfully pink adventure

The Adventures of Mr Pinkwhistle. Enid Blyton, Newnes, London, 1950. (Illustrated by Dorothy Wheeler) Read all about this Secret Little Man and what he gets up to on a Marvellous Afternoon with Jimmy, the Girl with the Broken Doll, the

It’s all lies

I don’t care what they told you on the Home Shopping Network, it’s not going to work. You’re wasting your money. Maximized Manhood. Edwin Louis Cole, Whitaker House, Dallas TX, 1982 This is basically Improving Literature for grown-ups. Frankly, I’d

It’s all lies

I don’t care what they told you on the Home Shopping Network, it’s not going to work. You’re wasting your money. Maximized Manhood. Edwin Louis Cole, Whitaker House, Dallas TX, 1982 This is basically Improving Literature for grown-ups. Frankly, I’d