Posts Tagged: non-fiction

Pearls of wisdom

Novelty Evenings, by Pearl A Cole. ‘The Pearl Series’, Printers Proprietary, Melbourne. (n.d. I’m guessing 1950s). Can you think of any novelties evenings you’ve had with pearls? Well Ms Cole certainly can! She’s got whole lists of them!   Advertisements

Pearls of wisdom

Novelty Evenings, by Pearl A Cole. ‘The Pearl Series’, Printers Proprietary, Melbourne. (n.d. I’m guessing 1950s). Can you think of any novelties evenings you’ve had with pearls? Well Ms Cole certainly can! She’s got whole lists of them!  

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

Which side?

Fly Dressing and Some Tackle-Making. By WE Davies. Elliot’s Right Way Books, Surrey, 1963. My favourite chapter is 14: Lures, Demons, Terrors and Streamers. You’d have to be really poorly dressed to get that sort of reaction, surely? Or maybe

Which side?

Fly Dressing and Some Tackle-Making. By WE Davies. Elliot’s Right Way Books, Surrey, 1963. My favourite chapter is 14: Lures, Demons, Terrors and Streamers. You’d have to be really poorly dressed to get that sort of reaction, surely? Or maybe

Once seen…

… cannot be unseen. The Scene in Skinny Ribs. Patons, Australia. no date, but sometime in the darkest 70s, I assume. This is not the only knitting pattern in my collection. Stay tuned wool-gatherers. (I’m sorry. I seem to have

Once seen…

… cannot be unseen. The Scene in Skinny Ribs. Patons, Australia. no date, but sometime in the darkest 70s, I assume. This is not the only knitting pattern in my collection. Stay tuned wool-gatherers. (I’m sorry. I seem to have

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

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

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