Posts Tagged: queer?

(if only)

Children can be cruel

Children’s authors even more so. Having invented an unkindly childish nickname for her protagonist, the author proceeds to use it relentlessly all the way through. Lead by example: that’s what I say! Thistledown Tony.  By Constance Savery. Victory Press, London,

Children can be cruel

Children’s authors even more so. Having invented an unkindly childish nickname for her protagonist, the author proceeds to use it relentlessly all the way through. Lead by example: that’s what I say! Thistledown Tony.  By Constance Savery. Victory Press, London,

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

And just while we’re out West…

I’m just going to slip this one on, sidle away casually, and let you make up your own mind whether or not it belongs. Roy Rogers Cowboy Annual World Distributors, Manchester, 1959

And just while we’re out West…

I’m just going to slip this one on, sidle away casually, and let you make up your own mind whether or not it belongs. Roy Rogers Cowboy Annual World Distributors, Manchester, 1959

A Singular Adventure

The Club of Queer Trades GK Chesterton, London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1912. As I’ve said before: I love it when the popular authors have a little something for me. Such a shame about that final plural. It could really have

A Singular Adventure

The Club of Queer Trades GK Chesterton, London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1912. As I’ve said before: I love it when the popular authors have a little something for me. Such a shame about that final plural. It could really have

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

And what happens next?

Gay Go Up. By Anne Hepple, London: Hutchinson, (nd, guess 50s to 60s) And now you know as much as I do.

And what happens next?

Gay Go Up. By Anne Hepple, London: Hutchinson, (nd, guess 50s to 60s) And now you know as much as I do.

Well that’s how they identify

Queer Judson. By Joseph Lincoln, New York: Appleton & Co, 1925. A frank account of identity politics in 1920s America (well, I assume). From the writer who brought us The Woman Haters; Galusha the Magnificent; The Rise of Roscoe Paine;

Well that’s how they identify

Queer Judson. By Joseph Lincoln, New York: Appleton & Co, 1925. A frank account of identity politics in 1920s America (well, I assume). From the writer who brought us The Woman Haters; Galusha the Magnificent; The Rise of Roscoe Paine;