Posts Tagged: young readers

They didn’t have YA Lit in the 20s, 30s, or 40s. Just Decent Chaps and Hearty Girls who had Jolly Adventures or Found God (very rarely both).

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

Nell 2: Me 0

How Nell Scored. By Bessie Marchant. Thomas Nelson & Sons, London, nd. (circa 1930?) Attentive readers will realise that this is my second copy of Nell. Last time she scored up a tree, this time it’s with fish! On our

Nell 2: Me 0

How Nell Scored. By Bessie Marchant. Thomas Nelson & Sons, London, nd. (circa 1930?) Attentive readers will realise that this is my second copy of Nell. Last time she scored up a tree, this time it’s with fish! On our

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

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

No Ordinary School Story

Or so we are lead to understand. Toddy Scores Again: Being the School Adventures of No Ordinary Boy.  By Alfred Judd. Thomas Nelson & Sons, London, n.d. (40s or 50s. My copy has 1954 written on the flyleaf in pencil)

No Ordinary School Story

Or so we are lead to understand. Toddy Scores Again: Being the School Adventures of No Ordinary Boy.  By Alfred Judd. Thomas Nelson & Sons, London, n.d. (40s or 50s. My copy has 1954 written on the flyleaf in pencil)

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,

Just for the record, how many exactly?

A Man Every Inch of Him. By J. Jackson Wray. Nisbet & Co, London, n.d. (very difficult to judge). I think we should all just take a moment now, to appreciate the sublime jacket illustration (marked ‘Cav Sanders’). I suspect

Just for the record, how many exactly?

A Man Every Inch of Him. By J. Jackson Wray. Nisbet & Co, London, n.d. (very difficult to judge). I think we should all just take a moment now, to appreciate the sublime jacket illustration (marked ‘Cav Sanders’). I suspect