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HOW TO SURVIVE A HEART ATTACK WHEN ALONE.
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A First for Knowledge - 1st Editions - FOLLY
ABBEY BOOKS Barbara's EJO site is now back on CB&M.
ABBEY BOOKS Abridged summary page if above offline.
ABBEY QUEEN Australian ceremony, Pansy Queen 2004 photos

AIR Stories
Mabel Ester ALLAN
ARMY MAGAZINE - SOUTHWEST PACIFIC

AUCTIONS
AUCTIONS - ONLINE
AUDIO BOOKS 'Writing' your own!
AUSTRALASIAN POST
AUSTRALIAN and NEW ZEALAND Authors abgd. part relinked to WIKI.
AUSTRALIAN SF MEDIA FANZINES
AUTHOR A-Z page
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BANNERMERE series - the books
BANNERMERE series - the people & places
BELBIN, Phil Australian artist
BEST BOOK
Angela BRAZIL'S Books
BIGGLES and the MODERN BOY #257
BIGGLES Biography
BIGGLES in reading order
BIGGLES in the BFL pocket libraries
BIGGLES mysteries discovered by Jim
BIGGLES QUIZ 100 questions, from Jim
BIGGLES' supporting Characters
BIGGLES, WW2 and You
Some Mysteries of the BIGGLES saga, discovered by Jim
Simon BLACK and Ivan SOUTHALL
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ILLY Bunter
BLANDFORD COLOUR
CB&M on
Blogger
BLUE MOUNTAINS FICTION, children's stories 
set in the BM region of NSW.
Enid BLYTON links
BONY, the Aussie detective
BOOK FAIRS and Events
BOOK-HUNTING stories and fair reports
BOOK REVIEWS long
BOOK REVIEWS short (Current - All go here nowadays!)
BOOK REVIEWS 10-point
THE BOY'S FRIEND storypaper
The BOA (BOY'S OWN ANNUAL)
The BOP (BOY'S OWN PAPER)
Nancy BREARY
Elinor BRENT-DYER
see Wikipedia
BRITISH 1950s Series misc
D.K.BROSTER
Pamela BROWN
Dorita Fairlie BRUCE List of novels.
Mary Grant BRUCE WIKI
Anthony BUCKERIDGE
Billy BUNTER
Billy BUNTER & The Magnet article
Hester BURTON and her Books
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Joanna CANNAN (pony books only)
Dorothy CARTER
Arthur CATHERALL and as 'A.R. Channel'
CAVALCADE the Aussie digest
CB&M on Blogger (Sorry, not much there ...)
CHALET series, see Wikipedia
C.H.CHAPMAN, Billy Bunter artist!
Keith CHATTO Aussie illustrator & cartoonist
CHILDREN'S ANNUALS
CHRISTMAS Specials
CHUMS
CLG FANFIC
CLIFF HOUSE school
CLUBS and MAGAZINES
Frank CLUNE

COLLECTORS DIGEST EXTRACTS linked from the Clubs and Magazines page.
Arthur CONAN DOYLE gravesite photos

CONTRIBUTORS
Susan COOLIDGE
Richmal CROMPTON
Gwendoline COURTNEY
Primrose CUMMING
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The Magic of DAN DARE - Steve Holland
Warwick DEEPING
DIMSIE
DISASTERS at SEA Non-fiction
Douglas V.DUFF
DUMPY and other pocket-sized books including ABC, Alpine, Ballet, Big Buffin, Birthday, Classics, Nutshell, Diesel Loco, DMC, Evans, Favourite, Flash, Foulsham's, Gems, Golden, Gold Star, Nature Lovers, Hippo, In Praise of, Jacaranda, Johnston's, Pocket Classics, Literary Press, Little Music, Military, Millar & Lang, Orbit, Oxford, Peter Rabbit, Pitman's, Puppydog, Railway, Routledge's, Rigby, Ship, Source, Sunny, Too Young, Told To, Ure Smith and War Planes
William Arthur DUNKERLEY
DYMOCK'S - Memories of working for the Sydney bookseller
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EDITOR'S PUBLISHING HISTORY
Edward EAGER Historical fiction
Monica EDWARDS
EPHEMERA Paper collectables
Jean ESTORIL
Edna FERBER
Ruby FERGUSON (pony books only)
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The Firefly - image only
FIRST EDITIONS
The FOLLY Index
Antonia FOREST and her two series of books
FREE STORY PAPER GIFTS gallery, inc Bradman and Alvis
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The GEM Tom Merry & Co.
Michael GIBSON 'Adventure' series and others
GIMLET books and characters
GINGER MEGGS SUNBEAMS ANNUALS
GIRLS' CRYSTAL
GOLDEN HOURS Magazine Syd Smyth's 1960s magazine
GOLDEN YEARS Magazine Editor's 1980s magazine
Golden GORSE
GREAT AUSSIE CHILDREN'S BOOK COLLECTORS
Frank Sydney GREENOP, MAN editor
GRETCHEN BREARY and Me - FOLLY
A GREYFRIARS MOVIE? Suggested cast and types.
GREYFRIARS HOLIDAY ANNUALS 1920-1941
GREYFRIARS, THE MAGNET & FRANK RICHARDS
GUIDING books and authors
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Priscilla HAGON
Charles HAMILTON and Frank RICHARDS
HAMLYN colour paperbacks
HEDLEY O'MANT of THE MAGNET
HOWARD BAKER FACSIMILES & RATINGS
HOWARD BAKER VARIATIONS
Howard Baker Facsimile sales
John Winton HEMING Aussie pulp writer
Lorna HILL
HISTORICAL Novels
HOLIDAY ANNUALS
John's HOME Page
Richard HOUGH aka 'Bruce Carter'
Humpty Dumpty K G Murray Aussie children's digest
Captain Kettle and C.J. Cutcliffe HYNE
 
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ILLUSTRATED London News (2004-5 project)
The INSIDER
Ion IDRIESS
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JENNINGS books
W. E. JOHNS' Books and Biggles Main books list, plus BIGGLES in READING order and BIGGLES biography.
W. E. JOHNS TITLE RARITY RATINGS
Journey to the Hidden Kingdoms - Jim Mackenzie's book
K
KEMLO books
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LADYBIRDS with links to more comprehensive sites
LAHM, Hardtmuth Aussie artist of 'Snifter' fame
LAWSON, Will Australian author
Eric LEYLAND'S 'Flame'
Eric LEYLAND'S 'Hunter Hawk'
LIFE, the early 20th Century Aussie magazine
Constance Mary LOCKETT
Bill LOFTS
LONE PINE characters
LONE PINE series
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James Edmond MACDONNELL aka 'James McNell'
Louise MACK WIKI
MAGAZINES Overview
The MAGNET and Billy Bunter - article
Red MAGNET MAGIC! Bunter, Wharton & Co.
Clare MALLORY
MAN MAGAZINE, the Aussie icon
MAN MAGAZINE - ION IDRIESS
MAN MAGAZINE - JACK (John) GIBSON
Reginald Alec MARTIN
The MEN Behind Girls’ Fiction - Steve Holland
METTLE and 'James McNell'
Winifred McQUILKAN
Violet M. METHLEY
The MODERN BOY storypaper, annuals, etc.
MODERN WORLD BOOKS
Stephen MOGRIDGE
Patrick MOORE'S 'MARS' books
MORCOVE SCHOOL Betty Barton & Co.
MOVIE TIE-INS
Marie MUIR
MY PICTURE BOOK OF
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NAUTICAL STORIES, a brief history
NEWNES
The publisher
NICHOLLS, Syd Illustrator and Comic Artist
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OBSERVERS BOOKS Pocket series & Links
OLD BOYS' PAPERS article
Katharine OLDMEADOW aka 'Pamela Grant'
M. M. OLIVER and E Ducat
Hedley O'MANT of THE MAGNET
ORBIT pocket books from Collins
Elsie J. OXENHAM including the ABBEY series
John OXENHAM
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PALS, the Aussie Storypaper
PAPERBACK COLLECTABLES
PENNY DREADFULS
PICTURE BOOKS
Anne PILGRIM
Horace PHILLIPS Morcove School
PICTURE POST (2006-on project)
POCKET LIBRARIES Overview
POCOMOTO books
PONY BOOKS Clarissa's overview
Popular Adolescent Reading Collection - R. Montgomery
Willard PRICE
Christine PULLEIN-THOMPSON (pony books pre-1965)
Diana PULLEIN-THOMPSON (pony books pre-1960)
Josephine PULLEIN-THOMPSON (pony books pre-1967)
PULPS Overview
PUNCHBOWL Farm
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RAILWAY & RAILROAD Literature & Links
RAILWAY & RAILROAD Aussie fiction
RED MAGNET MAGIC! Bunter, Wharton & Co.
REED, Talbot Baines
REFERENCE BOOKS
REVIEWS see under BOOK REVIEWS above.
Frank RICHARDS and Billy Bunter
Hilda RICHARDS
George E. ROCHESTER
ROOKWOOD Who's Who Jimmy Silver & Co.
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Editor's SALES (now via our Facebook group)
Malcolm SAVILLE Lone Pine series
SCHOOL READERS
SCHOOLGIRLS' WEEKLY, THE
SCHOOLS ON TV
Will SCOTT'S 'The Cherrys'
SCOUTING books and authors
Disasters at SEA Non-fiction
SERIOUS POLICE WORK gallery
SEXTON BLAKE in Australia from GH 1/1

Jane SHAW
Leonard SHIELDS, Billy Bunter artist!
The SILVER JACKET, Australia's Own
Slade School - and use link at top to Collectors Digest.
Pat SMYTHE
(fiction pony books pre-1965)
SNIFTER, see under LAHM
Marjorie STANTON Morcove School
ST.JIM'S PORTRAIT GALLERIES Tom's guide
ST.JIM'S Who's Who Tom Merry & Co.
STORY PAPERS Overview
STORY PAPER INDEX FAQ
Noel STREATFEILD with synopses
Ivan SOUTHALL Simon Black
SUSAN books
SYDNEY OLD BOYS' BOOK CLUB
SYDNEY TOY SHOPS of the Pre-1970  Period
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TAS books
TORRIDON books
Geoffrey TREASE with Bannermere links
Henry TREECE
Ethel TURNER WIKI
Philip TURNER
TV TIE-INS Overview
H W TWYMAN of THE MAGNET
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Arthur W.UPFIELD Bony and other works -
offsite link
Arthur UPFIELD'S BONY series
Jean URE
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Elfrida VIPONT
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Arthur WATERHOUSE
John Edward (Jack) WAUGH, Aussie artist
Monty WEDD Captain Justice comics
Ronald WELCH
WELLS series
John F.C. WESTERMAN
Percy Francis WESTERMAN
The WIDE WORLD BROTHERHOOD
The WIDE WORLD Magazine
Constance M. WHITE
Barbara WILLARD
WILLIAM series
WONDERS OF WORLD ENGINEERING and CLARENCE WINCHESTER.
Sarah Chauncey WOOLSEY
WONDER BOOKS
WORRALS in the Girl's Own Paper
WORRALS of the WAAF Jim's character
overview
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  ANTHONY HORDERN'S Half way down George Street and opposite Hobbyco  was the mighty ANTHONY HORDERN EMPORIUM (as it was generally called back then). A vague memory lingers in my mind, of entering AH up a long escalator on George Street, just up from Goulburn Street.
ANTHONY HORDERN'S
  52ND FIELD PARK COY. I've put this page online as I was unable to find any online references to the 52nd Field Park Coy. I'd be interested in hearing from anyone who knew my father. The details all come from two re-union leaflets found in my father's papers.
52ND FIELD PARK COY.
  BANKSTOWN where I spent my first half century. Here you'll find photos of BANKSTOWN STREETS 1970s, 1960s, 1950s and beyond, once I find the time to get on with my memories of a life spent avoiding fights and still having a good time! School, mates and times past in Australia.
BANKSTOWN
  BILDA-BRIX, the 1950s Australian plastic brick construction outfit, manufactured by Playmate, moulded by Moulded Products (Australasia) Limited. Also known as Buildabrix, Bildabrix, Buildabricks and Bildabricks. Another icon of my childhood in the 1950s, and one that has lasted the distance. 
BILDA-BRIX
  BILLY BUNTER the most unforgettable schoolboy of all time! 'Frank Richards' was just one pseudonym of Charles Harold St John Hamilton, born in Ealing, Middlesex, England on August 8, 1876. The most prolific boys' fiction author of all time. You'll find him listed in the Guinness Book of Records.
BILLY BUNTER
  THE BILL Details of fan publications, cast birthdays and links to other pages discussing the past and history of Sun Hill's favourite police station and its characters, their adventures and the people who put together television's favourite, longest running London bobby series.
THE BILL
  BLOGGER - CB&M REVIEWS (external) This is where you'll find all CBandM information should I ever find the time to move it across. So far there are only several reviews and info on Biggles, but now I've posted the link here, maybe it will remind me to get on with the job.
BLOGGER
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  BREAD The classic BBC comedy series set in Liverpool, England, from the legendary Carla Lane, OBE, who wrote 'The Liver Birds', 'Butterflies', 'Solo', 'The Mistress', 'The Last Song' and 'I Woke Up One Morning' among others. At least two books and one annual have been published. 
BREAD (C)BBC
  BOOK REVIEWS - short 'MICRO' BOOK REVIEWS, Quickie reviews of books read, mostly enjoyed, but not always...by your venerable CB&M editor. Also see BEST BOOK, 'THUMBNAIL' REVIEWS and REGULAR REVIEWS which preceded this page. Use the main A-Z link above to access these pages.
BOOK REVIEWS
  CONTRIBUTORS Yes, that's Greg perusing a SAPPER story. You'll find his story and those of other contributors via this link. We can always use more contributors, either to supply new pages or update current ones. No pay, just the satisfaction of a job well done!
CONTRIBUTORS
  DMR NSW There are countless stories to relate about the DMR, the people, the work, the building. Many appeared in THE HIGHWAYMAN and you'll find some of these available via PDF files. Relatives looking for information on family members  are welcome to contact me by email or snailmail.
DMR NSW
  DVD, MOVIE and TV Our interest in books has pretty much been eclipsed by a non-stop trip via the idiot box to TV series and movies of the past. This link will take you to more links and DVD reviews, so join in the fun and take a trip down memory lane while you're reading that book, and eating chocs!
DVDS, MOVIE, TV
  FAIRS and AUCTIONS The one page which is regularly updated. We run details of Australian events IF details are sent in. So if you want your book-related event or exhibition included, send in details but read the important information at the top of the page.
FAIRS, AUCTIONS
  FLICKR - EDITOR'S PHOTO STREAM (external) The best place on the net for photos. I've managed to stick below the 200 limit for free use, but it's likely I'll have to go all the way and actually pay for the pro site in the near future. See the BLUE MOUNTAINS LIBRARY collection when you're on Flickr.
EDITOR'S FLICKR
 
  THE GEM for those of you not familiar with that pre-ww2 icon of the British Empire juvenile world, was a story paper similar to THE MAGNET and survived 1711 issues. It featured throughout the years stories of St James College in Sussex - more commonly known as St Jim's to its scholars.
THE GEM
  HEARTBEAT This much-loved Yorkshire-set TV series taken from the 'Constable' books by Nicholas Rhea is currently (mid-2010) coming to a close on Australian screens. So it seems worth pointing out the original books so you can see the reason for the series' long term popularity.
HEARTBEAT
 
LAWSON, a town in the mid-Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia. Currently undergoing a major rebuild thanks to the long overdue road-widening of the Great Western Highway, yet another page which will eventually see a major reworking thereof!
LAWSON, NSW
  HOWARD BAKER, the facsimiles of the most famous story papers of all time, THE MAGNET and THE GEM. Here you'll find listed most of the known titles, together with ratings and other details. Should you want originals, I have well over a thousand, and still they flow from the boxes ...
HOWARD BAKER
 
KEMLO and his friends live on Satellite Belt K, a giant wheel spinning in orbit around Earth. The boys, born in space, require no helmets and thus can't survive in any type of atmosphere without special apparatus. This series of books was, and is, unique for that reason. 
KEMLO
  GINGER MEGGS When I was a child back in the 1950s, Ginger Meggs was the comic we all read, the staple entertainment of many generations of Aussie kids, generations before, after and today. Along with Don Bradman and Phar Lap, Meggsy (or Ginge) remains an Aussie icon, a working class hero.
GINGER MEGGS
  WILBUR KENTWELL AUSTRALIA'S MAESTRO OF THE THEATRE ORGAN and occasionally, the piano,  ex-Parramatta High School student. Wilbur's many albums include the Echoes of Hollywood series Columbia, MGM, RKO, Paramount. Wilbur died on the night of 8th February, 1981.
WILBUR KENTWELL
 
  HE GEM was a story paper similar to THE MAGNET and survived 1711 issues. It featured throughout the years stories of St James College in Sussex.
THE GEM, the pre-
WW2 story paper
  MATCHBOX 1-75 NZ (external) Another interest which has remained dormant for decades, fired up by Mick's exhibition at Penrith Library. Lots of colourful sites on the net but this New Zealand 1-75 series spot kind of tickled my interest in the little die-cast vehicles of my youth. 
MATCHBOX
 
PALS 
  PHOTOBUCKET (external) Another picture site which I'm using for photo dumps in respect of Forums. You put your photo, single or collection, in there, and link to Forums, or anywhere which has a limit on capacity. Good for eBay as well. Recommended by various contacts.
PHOTOBUCKET
  TRI-ANG TRAINS It all happened one birthday back in the 1950s. My parents gave me a bright red box about SO big ( holding out arms like a fisherman describing the catch of the day) lettered with unique yellow printing and, best of all, a colour illustration on the box top showing a huge train layout! 
TRI-ANG RAILWAYS
  SYDNEY TOYSHOPS will gather together the memories of those of us who used to frequent, or work for, the toy, hobby and sports shops of Sydney and its suburbs.
TOYSHOPS
  MONTY Wedd is well-known for his detailed illustrations of Australian military uniforms. He is also widely recognised for his painstakingly researched cartoon-strips on historical characters and episodes, which appeared in the Sydney Daily Mirror over many years.
MONTY WEDD
 
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Once upon a time, we collected Abbey, Biggles, Billabong, Billy Bunter, Dimsie, The Gem, Observers Books, Ladybird series, The Magnet and Wonder Books.
We have pages about ANNUALS, ARTICLES, ARTISTS, AUTHORS, BOOK COLLECTORS and COLLECTING, CHILDREN'S AUTHORS, CLUBS,
EPHEMERA, FANZINES, MAGAZINES,  NON-FICTION GENRES and SERIES, PAPERS, POCKET LIBRARIES, READERS, SERIES and STORY PAPERS.
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SITE HISTORY
We've been online since 29th July, 1997, firstly on the Penrith City Library website, then on our own dedicated site where we remain. We've all grown older, poorer and wiser. The last two decades have seen an exponential change in the field of collecting, archiving and the book trade. It's a well-repeated phrase, but the internet has created a level playing field for both collectors and those looking for information. Prices for once scarce books have fallen dramatically. Values for first editions have risen but this aspect of collecting has lost impetus recently among all but public institutions and the extremely well-heeled. There's never been a better time for people to take up book collecting! Information on almost any author, character, series, publisher and subject is at your fingertips. No longer do you need to join a club or buy expensive guides to collecting. Sadly, this has led to the demise of the once so common and welcoming secondhand bookshop. No longer can one wander through isles of dusty books or chat to long-time purveyors of books and magazines. Magazines indeed have mostly lost their collectability while collecting clubs devoted to authors, those where collectors actually met, talked and swapped books face to face, have mostly faded from the scene. On the plus side, more vintage content is finding its way online, much as once rare movies, documentaries and early silent movies are becoming available to everyone. That in itself can't be a bad thing. #

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HOW TO SURVIVE A HEART ATTACK WHEN ALONE
Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack, without help, the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness. However, these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously. A deep breath should be taken before each cough, and the cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest. A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds without let-up until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again. Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating. The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it regain normal rhythm. In this way, heart attack victims can get to a hospital. Tell as many people as possible about this. It could save their lives!

(Australian Seniors Magazine)