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Just super chums

A Fourth Form Friendship:  A school story.  By Angela Brazil. Blackie & Son, London, nd (Edwardian by the looks). According to the list of works by this author in the front, the Educational News said of it: No girl could

Just super chums

A Fourth Form Friendship:  A school story.  By Angela Brazil. Blackie & Son, London, nd (Edwardian by the looks). According to the list of works by this author in the front, the Educational News said of it: No girl could

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

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

The suspense is killing me

The Fate of Fluffles: A book for girls. by May Wynne, Phillippa Francklyn, & Mary Shrewsbury, London: Nelson (nd, 1920s, presumably). The question we’re all asking: is Fluffles the name of the bear, or did the bear maybe eat Fluffles?

The suspense is killing me

The Fate of Fluffles: A book for girls. by May Wynne, Phillippa Francklyn, & Mary Shrewsbury, London: Nelson (nd, 1920s, presumably). The question we’re all asking: is Fluffles the name of the bear, or did the bear maybe eat Fluffles?

Adventurous little scamp

Winkie and the Secret Passage. By Willy Schermelé Amsterdam: Mulder & Zoon. Wait … published in Amsterdam? So that’s a Dutch cap he’s wearing? What a sensible little chap he is!

Adventurous little scamp

Winkie and the Secret Passage. By Willy Schermelé Amsterdam: Mulder & Zoon. Wait … published in Amsterdam? So that’s a Dutch cap he’s wearing? What a sensible little chap he is!

Are you sure? Did you check?

A Boy All Over Harold Avery London: Sampson Low (n.d., inscribed 1932) A bit of a repeat offender, this Harold Avery, being the cove responsible for Pocket Thunder and all the doings of its wizard chaps. But, of course, one

Are you sure? Did you check?

A Boy All Over Harold Avery London: Sampson Low (n.d., inscribed 1932) A bit of a repeat offender, this Harold Avery, being the cove responsible for Pocket Thunder and all the doings of its wizard chaps. But, of course, one

Go on, you know you want to…

  Be Bold with Bananas M&R Books Famous in the annals of Bizarre Books, this is the real McCoy, the Big Banana. A 1970s feast of wonder and … what is that they’ve built there?  

Go on, you know you want to…

  Be Bold with Bananas M&R Books Famous in the annals of Bizarre Books, this is the real McCoy, the Big Banana. A 1970s feast of wonder and … what is that they’ve built there?