Posts Tagged: prize books

So Improving it hurts.

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

But they suit her

A Knight in Petticoats DM Percy Smith, The Sheldon Press, London nd (1930s) Equal opportunity School stories for young knights.  

But they suit her

A Knight in Petticoats DM Percy Smith, The Sheldon Press, London nd (1930s) Equal opportunity School stories for young knights.  

It’s in the details

Be Prepared! or the Making of a Scout. By Argyll Saxby, London: SW Partridge, (nd, circa 1935). Not captured for the title, or the wonderfully improbable picture on the front board*, but simply for its thrilling list of Other Titles

It’s in the details

Be Prepared! or the Making of a Scout. By Argyll Saxby, London: SW Partridge, (nd, circa 1935). Not captured for the title, or the wonderfully improbable picture on the front board*, but simply for its thrilling list of Other Titles

S.Q.II

A Sea-Queen’s Sailing. By Charles W. Whistler, London: Nelson & Sons, (nd, looks 1910s). This, of course, is my second Sea Queen book. The first was far more Improving, but this one looks much more exciting. This was a second

S.Q.II

A Sea-Queen’s Sailing. By Charles W. Whistler, London: Nelson & Sons, (nd, looks 1910s). This, of course, is my second Sea Queen book. The first was far more Improving, but this one looks much more exciting. This was a second

A prequel?

Picked Up At Sea. By J.C. Hutcheson, London: Blackie & Son (n.d.) I thought this might be a prequel to Blown Away from Land, but apparently not. In fact, it seems to have been published somewhat later. But it’s a

A prequel?

Picked Up At Sea. By J.C. Hutcheson, London: Blackie & Son (n.d.) I thought this might be a prequel to Blown Away from Land, but apparently not. In fact, it seems to have been published somewhat later. But it’s a

What happens at sea stays at sea

Blown Away from the Land. By David Ker, London: Blackie, n.d. (1920s or before). Well, I got my joke into the header, so only pausing to note that, inevitably, the two young Chaps are cousins called Rex and Dick, I’m

What happens at sea stays at sea

Blown Away from the Land. By David Ker, London: Blackie, n.d. (1920s or before). Well, I got my joke into the header, so only pausing to note that, inevitably, the two young Chaps are cousins called Rex and Dick, I’m

Can’t wait for twelve!

Pepper’s Crack Eleven. by Rowland Walker, London: Thomas Nelson, (nd, circa 1920s). This is what happens to a person’s brain when they get a collection like this together. They giggle like an idiot over the slightest thing. Take warning.

Can’t wait for twelve!

Pepper’s Crack Eleven. by Rowland Walker, London: Thomas Nelson, (nd, circa 1920s). This is what happens to a person’s brain when they get a collection like this together. They giggle like an idiot over the slightest thing. Take warning.