Posts Tagged: religion

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

A load of bullocks

The Steering of Stephen. By A Lang Ordon London: Lutterworth, 1954. I’m reliably informed by the foul-minded person who bought me this book* that animal behaviour enthusiasts, readers of Temple Grandin’s books, and cattle fans will be rolling about over

A load of bullocks

The Steering of Stephen. By A Lang Ordon London: Lutterworth, 1954. I’m reliably informed by the foul-minded person who bought me this book* that animal behaviour enthusiasts, readers of Temple Grandin’s books, and cattle fans will be rolling about over

It was the worst of times

Kept for the Master’s Use. by Frances Ridely Havergal, London: James Nisbet & Co, 1884. According to the title page, there were 150,000 other copies of this floating about! Victorians had no propriety at all, did they? Disgusting!

It was the worst of times

Kept for the Master’s Use. by Frances Ridely Havergal, London: James Nisbet & Co, 1884. According to the title page, there were 150,000 other copies of this floating about! Victorians had no propriety at all, did they? Disgusting!

His vital statistics?

The Manhood of the Master by H E Fosdick Melbourne: Australian Student Christian Movement Corporation, 1921 Unfortunately, I can’t find the part that tells you about it.

His vital statistics?

The Manhood of the Master by H E Fosdick Melbourne: Australian Student Christian Movement Corporation, 1921 Unfortunately, I can’t find the part that tells you about it.

Mike’s new best friend

The Sea Queen. by Constance Savery, London: Lutterworth Press, 1965. Illustrated by Cicely Steed. “Mike is on the beach picking up wood. The beautiful Sea Queen comes drifting in to his feet…” Lucky old Mike, eh? But, no, this first

Mike’s new best friend

The Sea Queen. by Constance Savery, London: Lutterworth Press, 1965. Illustrated by Cicely Steed. “Mike is on the beach picking up wood. The beautiful Sea Queen comes drifting in to his feet…” Lucky old Mike, eh? But, no, this first