Posts Tagged: religion

Unsavory doings

Aircraftman Poke. By Chris Savery (see what I did there?). Lutterworth Press, London, 1958 (this printing 1963). This is one of those titles that just make me stare in disbelief when it turns up on a sale table. What on

Unsavory doings

Aircraftman Poke. By Chris Savery (see what I did there?). Lutterworth Press, London, 1958 (this printing 1963). This is one of those titles that just make me stare in disbelief when it turns up on a sale table. What on

Get it while you can

That Exciting Holiday. By Nigel Strong. London, C.S.S.M (Children’s Special Service Mission?), nd (guess: 1940s). Treasure! Burglars! Philately! Adventure! Rescues! Reward money! all ‘Interwoven with the theme of divine mercy’ — so you know it’s got to be exciting. (I

Get it while you can

That Exciting Holiday. By Nigel Strong. London, C.S.S.M (Children’s Special Service Mission?), nd (guess: 1940s). Treasure! Burglars! Philately! Adventure! Rescues! Reward money! all ‘Interwoven with the theme of divine mercy’ — so you know it’s got to be exciting. (I

For those who are tired of Dick and Jane

We present this mild variation. Jane and Winky. By Beth Coombe Harris. Stirling Tract Enterprise, Stirling, nd (hard to tell anytime from the 1920s to the 1950s). The subtitle of this stirring work of adventure and religion is: The story

For those who are tired of Dick and Jane

We present this mild variation. Jane and Winky. By Beth Coombe Harris. Stirling Tract Enterprise, Stirling, nd (hard to tell anytime from the 1920s to the 1950s). The subtitle of this stirring work of adventure and religion is: The story

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,

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

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

Just come out and say it

Stranger with a Tent. By Margaret Warde, London: Kingfisher Books, 1958. Why this book? Well, it seems to want to live on the shelf with all my other camp literature, but it’s too shy to just come right out and

Just come out and say it

Stranger with a Tent. By Margaret Warde, London: Kingfisher Books, 1958. Why this book? Well, it seems to want to live on the shelf with all my other camp literature, but it’s too shy to just come right out and