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Date: 7/01/04 10:23:43 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
From: HLEELEVINE@aol.com
If you don't mind 50 cent remarks from this American, I was glad to read of the interest in Warwick Deeping, because I remember the mini-series "Sorrell and Son" shown on Masterpiece Theater in the '80's or '90's. Finding the book in the library, I have started reading it. It changes my views on the Golden Twenties, as we are used to thinking of them here. I think Warrick Deeping reminds me of the American writer Olive Higgins Prouty--and this is a compliment. Prouty, whose works (Now Voyager and Stella Dallas), like Deeping's, were made into successful motion pictures, concerned themselves with family relations and societal pressures.

Date: 18/01/04 7:46:41 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
From: judy.roland@dial.pipex.com (Judy Roland)
Loved the website and some of its links. We rescue old illustrated books, and sometimes offer fine art prints derived from The Chatterbox and other children's books on
www.Heritage-Hall.com . If anyone can tell me about who did illustrations in The Chatterbox from about 1885-1905 - especially the colour plates, I would very much like to know, for our research. Please contact me at enquiries@Heritage-Hall.com . - Judy Roland, Director

Date: 4/02/04 12:10:44 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
From: office@trinitypsych.com.au (Trinity Psychologists)
Your comments about the "Jill books" preparing readers to ride and care for horses are spot on. I read the entire series a dozen times from when I was 5 years old. I am now 32 and an accredited instructor and still reminisce about the grounding the books gave me. The best thing about them is that they are as true to life as a work of fiction can get. I spend a lot of time these days calming down children who do not want to ride through a paddock because there might be a snake and they don't wan't their horse to rear and attack it while they are on it's back - as they have read happens in modern works of fiction, amongst other things.
My set of "Jill books" is now a little tatty, does anyone know if they have been printed recently and where they might be available? My contact details are

Date: 6/03/04 4:34:12 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
From: noeent@hotmail.com (Joe & Sandy Noe)
I just found what looks like a first edition of "Sorrell and Son" by Warwick Deeping and was quite moved by it; I am guessing that it is a first edition because it only has the copyright date of1926, although it does has pictures from the movie.
I will be looking for other books by this author as I think he was an excellent writer.

Date: 8/03/04 8:25:47 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
From: Milo65@aol.com
As a child. I read the
[Enid Blyton] Adventure Series. These books were available in the library but not easy to find in a book store. My friend and I amassed the complete set between us. Now my dog has chewed up my copy of Circus of Adventure, so I need to replace some pages--I'll keep my old copy as it holds many happy memories of good reading. My friend/penpal in England did complete my set with a paperback copy of Adventure Island. - Joy

Date: 3/05/04 1:29:17 AUS Eastern Standard Time
From: kam1953f@excite.com
Please convey to the other readers that I have been an avid fan of Edward Eager since I was exposed to "Half Magic," in 1963 (as I recall). I couldn't wait to read every other book of his the library had, and after I'd run through all seven of them, I started reading the Edith Nesbit bookks that had inspired him. I developed a deep love of reading because of Edward Eager, majored in Literature in college and became an English teacher. What an influence he had on me!
Thanks for your comments, always appreciated.

Date: 3/05/04 11:10:16 AUS Eastern Standard Time
From: Kelvin.G.Harris@team.telstra.com (Harris, Kelvin)
Nice to see people interested in our history. Just thought I'd let you know that the The Silver Jacket' (A Magazine for Boys) No's 1 to 12 Vol 2 No's 13 - 17 Vol 3 No. 18 Still survive in my collection
Keep up the good work - Kelvin
Thanks for your comments.

Date: 5/05/04 6:37:06 AUS Eastern Standard Time
From: geoffrey@gillam.fsworld.co.uk (geoffrey)
Thank you for your email. I like the reformatted WD web page and many thanks for continuing to mention the WD App Society. I refer new members to your page where they can read your reviews and find out more about the story lines of WD's books.
I recently obtained some copies of a magazine called The Storyteller, published in 1914/15 - you probably know the one I mean - it sold for the princely sum of 4d! Each magazine contains a story by WD.
He wrote a great many short stories - so far, I have counted about a hundred, They appeared in all sorts of magazines and journals. I have obtained quite a lot of these stories and have started to publish some of them in the newsletter.
Another area in which I have become interested is the design of dust jackets. Some are quite ordinary and were obviously inhouse productions, but others are works of art, often signed by the artists concerned, and must have been commissioned works. I must find out more about them.
With kind regards, Geoffrey.
Thanks, Geoffrey; always a pleasure to hear from you.

Date: 21/06/04 3:29:07 AUS Eastern Standard Time
From: hambagahle@hotmail.com
Being in a retrospective mood, I this morning typed "wide World magazine" into a search engine and was delighted to find so much information. In my youth I thoroughly enjoyed the publication and have often reflected on it's long time effect on my own life. Wanderlust is embedded in my soul, and I spent some forty years at sea aboard sailing vessels, travelling to and living in some wonderful places. One story in the magazine which somehow stayed in the background of my memory was about the San Blas Islands of Panama. I have totally forgotten the content of the tale, but it made an impression somewhere in the background of my subconcious. I'm sure the story had something to do with my eventual visit to San Blas, where I remained for many years, only departing when local politics dictated a hasty withdrawl. Now I would love to find a copy of that vaguely remembered story. If any reader of this can direct me to where a copy may be obtained, I would be most grateful. My e-mail address is <hambagahle @ hotmail.com> (without the spaces of course)

Date: 6/07/04 5:14:01 AUS Eastern Standard Time
From: lruxton@hotmail.com (Lesley Ruxton)
I spent many happy hours reading as a child, my favourite book was Mullion By Mabel Esther Allan. I was a member of Carnegie Library in West Park, Hull, Yorkshire, England. I took this book out every week and did consider stealing it I liked it so much. For my 50th birthday my daughter found me a copy and now it is my most prized possession. I am still an avid reader, I hope there is someone out there that shares my love of this book. Lesley Ruxton. Yorkshire, England

Date: 7/07/04 11:18:15 AUS Eastern Standard Time
From: instcase@netspace.net.au (Neil)
Hi, thanks for an interesting and informative site on W.D.! I have an elderly friend who has given me a few boxes of books he has doubles of, or no longer requires, and there are a number of W.D. titles among them. On recently re-reading "Brighton Rock", I noticed a reference to a Warwick Deeping novel on a shelf; this prompted me to pick up one of these for the first time; I was pleasantly surprised on reading "The Man on a White Horse", followed by "Seven Men Came Back", "Suvla John" and I am now rather enjoying "Reprieve" - it is interesting that it was published after the 2nd World War, but set in pre-war times - does anyone know if it was written before the war or during it?
One thing I really appreciate about the contemporary novels is his descriptive insight into the ways and the times of the 1930's and the escapism of life on the road which seems to be a recurring theme. I also enjoyed "The Man on a White Horse" for its setting; describing the start of the fall of Britain into the post Roman chaos, leading up to Arthurian times...
My Grandfather server in the Royal Medical Corps in the same fields of war as Deeping - I would love to know if they were acquainted!
Thanks again for the great site.

Date: 14/07/04 10:29:21 AUS Eastern Standard Time
From: tonyhit@globetrotter.net (Anthony)
My dad purchased 'The Boy's Own Annual' for me when I was a kid - although I don't remember if these were new or used. I was a kid in the 1950's, and also played with LIONEL electric trains. It was a happy childhood!
Tony Hitsman
Kegaska, Québec

Date: 19/07/04 12:45:00 AUS Eastern Standard Time
From: nigel.blumenthal@rogers.com (Nigel)
I was fascinated to discover a number of sites related to Capt. W.E.Johns' Space Books. As a kid, I used to devour books, and I particularly enjoyed these ones, conjuring up in my own mind exactly what Terramagna looked like. When I was 10 or 11, it seemed like the perfect planet !
I'd love to re-read these books, especially in the light of my now being older and more mature than I was, and also to see what I can derive about Johns' politics and his seemingly pessimistic outlook on the future of civilisation here on earth.

Date: 18/07/04 6:06:33 AUS Eastern Standard Time
From: t20hnfmod1@tiscali.co.uk (farnolfan)
Hi all. I thought that some of you might be interested in the group I've recently started dedicated to that most prolific of Victorian Boys' authors, William H.G. Kingston. I've a growing collection of his works and would like to share knowledge/criticism with others. Feel free to join in or 'lurk' as you wish.

Date: 26/07/04 5:10:43 AUS Eastern Standard Time
From: b.dmoore@actrix.co.nz (Dallas)
Having decided to try to get used to the Internet I looked for a website relating to Ward Lock's Wonder Books and was shown yours. I found it very interesting. I therefore take this opportunity to thank you for it and to send a list of the Wonder Books and modern World Books that I have. I have followed more or less the framework you used and hope that some of the information may be helpful.
Thanks for the information which will be incorporated into the WB page, Dallas.

Date: 3/09/04 6:49:14 AUS Eastern Standard Time
From: kkelly@netspace.net.au (KKelly)
The most informative site I've found about George E Rochester. It's helped me greatly to list his series of books featuring 'The Flying Beetle'.
Kev Kelly, Australia

Date: 30/09/04 9:14:05 AUS Eastern Standard Time
From: Penny.Barge@mercer.com (Penny)
I found Morcove through my mother's Annuals from the 1920s, and became a fan. Among them is the tale of how Polly Linton, the madcap of the Fourth, was told by her family that a financial crisis meant they could not afford to pay her school fees and she would have to get a scholarship, thus forcing the unacademic Polly to forsake her favourite sporting activities for intensive study. The story is entitled "Madcap No More", and of course ends satisfactorily. Penny Barge, UK

Date: 4/10/04 1:12:58 AUS Eastern Standard Time
From: cathy.regan@hunterlink.net.au (Cathy)
Found your website after a tortuous search when something reminded me of the magazines I read as a kid in England in the 50's. I was trying to find anything on The children's Newspaper (published by Arthur Mee) and then also Judy. I ended up looking up School Friend etc. I'll peruse a bit more when I have time. Did anyone else get the Children's Newspaper? - Cathy Regan

Date: 22/11/04 9:00:46 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
From: thejh2004@yahoo.com (John)
Re The Silver Jacket it was a favourite comic with me at age 12. I remember artists George Roots and John L Curtis for their fine drawings. All the kids at school were impressed. I remember a staff picture, all men, maybe two dozen in the line-up, and a single girl with blonde hair, named Valerie. Valerie is still an artist today, she paints theme's in watercolours like Little Mermaids and White Pointer Sharks. A few years ago she made telephone contact with her fellow artists in Sydney. Question: Who is 'Valerie' today? (One very famous lady). See website:

Date: 24/11/04 12:38:49 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
From: pauls@hi-rezz.com (Paul)
Hi, just to say it was a wonderfull surprise to do a 'search' in my grandfathers name (Leonard Shields) and read such nice comments about his illustrations. Although he died before I was born, I sat as a child and read many of the Magnet annuals and other publications and (though I'm clearly biased ! ) I always felt the magic of his illustrations really brought the story to life. With Best regards. Paul Shields

Date: 28/12/04 2:08:03 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
From: heather_dymock@amserve.com (Heather)
Hi. I came across your website on the Hymocks store in Sydney and I was very interested in it as my surname is Dymock. I live in Scotland and I am 32 years old. Dymock is an unusual name so I was surprised to see your site. I wonder if the owners were called Dymock too, sorry I havent had the chance to read all thru the site yet, best wishes, Heather.
The following link will help http://www.dymocks.com.au/contentstatic/corporate/about.asp

Date: 27/01/05 2:21:25 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
From: inghe@gmx.de (Ingrid)
Hello! I came to your website via google in search of one or two good children's books on the subject of The First Fleet, convicts from England to Australia, preferably about the fate of Children or youngsters. A relative sent us an e-mail today telling my grandson about 'Australia Day' and the First Fleet. This awakened the interest to read more about the history. Would anybody be able to recommend a title or two to me? Living in Germany we would then try to buy these books online.
I'll post to our online newsletter; someone there will assist you.

Date: 22/02/05 5:21:42 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
From: platrine@msn.com (WILLIAM POTTER) (please mention "Sturgeon" on subject line)
Stumbled across your site while doing an internet search, perhaps you or your readers may be able to help me. I am trying to locate an address (mail and/or e-mail) for an English bookseller named Jamie Sturgeon. Anyone?
Bill Potter
8811 W. 102nd St
Palos Hills, IL 60465 USA

I posted to our online newsletter; hopefull someone there will assist you.

Date: 11/03/05 6:36:42 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
From: dawson.michelle@tiscali.co.uk
What a excellent website!!! well done and keep up the good work. My main interst is spaceflight, recently I wrote a article for "Capcom" the magazine of the Midland Spaceflight Society about the Observer's books that cover spaceflight. I am about to embark on cataloguing and listing (in a similar manner) the Blandford Series of Spaceflight books. If any one has any infromation, number of editions, production runs, who printed them, etc I would be very grateful and would give due credit. Once again Thank you for a excellent website, Martin Dawson

Date: 14/03/05 6:52:12 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
From: mervyn1@bezeqint.net (Dr. Menahem Luz)
I am really grateful for whoever put this website up about the author of the Kemlo books. I was a real fan of the series when I was a kid in the fifties. So much so that I later tried to do detective work of my own to discover who the author was -- but with all his pseudonyms, I was never quite sure whether Reginald Alec Martin was just another red herring! Research at the British Library and Dictionaries of SF writers lead nowhere at the time.
But now you have revealed much that was hidden, including what Martin looked like.
Thanks for settling a problem that has nagged at me for a long time.
Now all we want to know is a little about his background!

Date: 8/04/05 1:42:49 AUS Eastern Standard Time
From: suecris@sbcglobal.net (Susan Crisman)
My daughter was given two postcard-sized sketches, framed and matted, both signed by Anne Bullen. One is titled "Exmoor Ponies" and one "New Forest Ponies." Each sketch incorporates 3 dried red flowers, but the flowers look rather strange on the sketches. These sketches were purchased at a New York garage sale recently. As far as I have been able to find out, Anne Bullen illustrated childrens horse books in the 1950's.

If anyone has any information for me about these sketches and their value, I would appreciate it. My daughter is wild to have a horse, and would sell the sketches, if they were worth anything, toward the cost of a horse.

Thanks in advance, Sue Crisman

Date: 12/04/05 5:02:13 AUS Eastern Standard Time
From: judithdahlman@hotmail.com (Judith Dahlman)
I have two annuals from the early 1880s of CHATTERBOX. I have had them for about 35 years and now need to sell them, due to an upcoming move and need to streamline my library. I live in New York City, Manhattan. Does anyone know of a children's antique books collector or dealer in Manhattan? The Yellow Pages are not very helpful. I also have a copy of Charles Dickens' A CHILD'S HISTORY OF ENGLAND, but I expect people logging onto this website are more familiar with children's annuals. Thanks.

Date: 13/05/05 8:38:29 AUS Eastern Standard Time
From: muffatti@netspace.net.au (Christine)
I read the Jill books as a (pony mad) child and it's lovely to find there is still interest in these old pony books. I'm now much older and living the pony dream and I must say it still gives me a thrill when I say 'the ponies are in the orchard!'. Thanks, Christine. Australia

Date: 23/05/05 10:08:59 AUS Eastern Standard Time
From: Gerald.Thorburn@itts.uk.com (Gerald)
I live with my 86-year old mother, who is registered blind, having macular degeneration. As a consequence, I often find myself listening (or usually, because the book is usually of indifferent quality, half-listening) to the specially encrypted CDs she receives, courtesy of the RNIB. / In the case of "Sorrell & Son", however, I was quickly transfixed. As a linguist of modest ability in a few other languages, what struck me foremost was this man's distinct love of the English language, as well as his immense humanity and sensitivity to what Malraux called 'La Condition Humaine'. / The CD had arrived as a random despatch to my mother. She too has enjoyed it immensely and knew of WD's fame. I am ashamed to say that, at 60, I had only dimly heard of the author's name, but will will now set off in pursuit of other works by him.
WD's command of the language and ability to express feelings we all undergo at some time or another in the course of our daily existence has rarely been equalled, I feel. - Gerald Thorburn
Thanks for your message; we didn't know S&S was available as a talking book :)

Date: 4/06/05 4:03:37 AUS Eastern Standard Time
From: simon.jones87@virgin.net (Simon)
I believe that a journalist Dorothy Lawrence may have contributed to The Wide World Magazine either during World War One or in the early 1920s. I am interested in her life and her account of having made her way to the Western Front in 1915 disguised as a British soldier. She published this in 1918 but I am interested in anything she may have written for The Wide World Magazine. Any information gratefully received.
Simon Jones, Liverpool, UK

Date: 9/06/05 8:53:56 AUS Eastern Standard Time
From: david.hanwell@btopenworld.com (David)
I was born in September 1946. Both my parents died some years ago. Whenever I think of them, which I do frequently, I remember the book Jimmy John's Journey. My parents bought a copy for them and my Grandmother to read to me. As I grew up my Mother reminisced frequently, as Mother's do and usually at the most inappropriate moment, how I dearly loved the book and how I knew every word of it. She said that whenever she read it to me if she omitted a word or a line inadvertently I chipped in with it.
Somehow it disappeared, perhaps I wore it out, I don't know but as I've said I recall the title often. All I remember is the title and I "see" it printed in landscape format and I'm sure it had a blue cover. Today, sitting at the computer and for no reason particularly, the book came to my mind and I felt compelled to type the title into the search engine. To my delight the Mabel Esther Allan page came up and led me to your guest page. Thank you. The Rev'd David Hanwell
Our pleasure :)

Date: 14/06/05 2:14:26 AUS Eastern Standard Time
From: Denise.Jackson2@dca.gsi.gov.uk (Denise)
I came across this guestbook via the Marie Muir author page and thought other visitors/readers might be interested to hear a quirky tale regarding my experiences with two of this author's books.
Back in 1970, when I had just turned twelve, I was really interested in anything and everything involving Mexico. The soccer World Cup had just been held there, following on from the Olympics two years earlier, and there were numerous features on British TV about the history and landmarks of this far-away country, which seemed to me impossibly exotic and romantic. So, when I spotted a book called Princess of Mexico in my local library, I of course pounced on it. I had been merely interested in the country up to that point, but I was so enthralled by this exciting yet tragic tale of the Spanish conquest, seen through the eyes of one of Montezuma's daughters, that I immediately made up my mind to learn Spanish and, when old enough, to visit Mexico for myself. Well, dreams do come true, and in 1979, as part of an applied language studies degree, I spent 6 months in Mexico, perfecting my Spanish, immersing myself in local culture and visiting many of the places I had read about. More particularly, I did a lot of research on the French intervention in the 1860's, including the roles of Louis Napoleon, Benito Juarez and the Emperor Maximillian and his Empress, Carlota. When I had returned to London to complete my dissertation, I happened to be browsing again in a local library when I came across Marie Muir's latest novel, published that year (1980). It was called The Cup of Froth and believe it or not, told the life story of the Empress Carlota. I couldn't believe it - having fired my interest in Mexico all those years before, Ms Muir had been researching basically the same subject as myself, probably just a few months before my trip to Mexico!
I have recently tracked down copies of both Princess of Mexico and The Cup of Froth from internet book sites and they have pride of place in my book collection. I would strongly recommend these fascinating and haunting books to anyone who enjoys historical romances with a factual background.
Denise, London, England

Date: 12/07/05 11:27:39 AUS Eastern Standard Time
From: smichaluk@hotmail.com (Steve)
I am interested in any particulars regarding appearances of articles or stories in Wide World Magazine by or about Talbot Mundy, Jules Verne, or Andre Laurie. I am also interested in similar appearances in The Royal Magazine, or other periodicals from the early 20th Century.

Date: 17/08/05 6:46:03 AUS Eastern Standard Time
From: fenestra@bigpond.com (.....)
I read the Kemlo books as a child and loved them. I was curious who E.C.Eliott was and stumbled onto this web site.
Book collecting in general is one of my passions, and I am now collecting the Kemlo book series for nostalgic reasons - and am glad to say the books can still be found.

Date: 20/08/05 9:36:31 AUS Eastern Standard Time
From: rwortley@tiscali.co.za (Ralph)
PERCY F WESTERMAN - I was talking with friends recently about early influences in my life, mentioned Percy F Westerman, and took up a suggstion that I should google that name, with the present result.
Percy F Westerman nearly sent me to sea for a career. I was a small boy growing up during WW II in Durban, a seaport which became a major stopping place for convoys. I was also an inveterate reader. Our borough library had probably stopped getting new books in 1939 and I found there the works of Westerman, although not all the ones listed. I think that I became Cadet Alan Carr's alter ego, and in fact I learned many facts about the sea from him (youngsters read for facts as well as adventures).
However, his stock went down in my estimation when I was about 12 and read a book (title forgotten) in which he made a seaplane take off from "a lake in Salisbury Island in Durban Bay." Since I had often rowed to that island (islet really) and knew that (a) there was no lake and (b) the whole islet was less than a seaplane's take off needs, I had to conclude that he was a romancer.
Nevertheless I enjoyed his books tremendously. My parents pressurised me tremendously, and the nearest I ever got to the sea was as a passenger.
Ralph Wortley

Date: 26/08/05 7:37:29 AUS Eastern Standard Time
From: joyandmick@gmail.com (Joy)
I have recently acquired five sets of Warnes observers picture cards, 2xdomestic animals, flags, british birds and ships .All are boxed and in very good condition,could anyone advise the best place to sell these as they are not something I collect and they need a good home.Thanks Joy.

Date: 18/09/05 8:57:03 AUS Eastern Standard Time
From: jan@rivendellmb.plus.com (Jan)
I fell in love with Mullion, by MEA, when I was given a copy in the early fifties. I lived in Wallasey and empathised with Mullion, living in Liverpool. Our first family holiday was to Cornwall in 1955 and, of course, I had to visit Mullion Cove, and fell in love! We've visited many times since.
Until I read the biography of MEA on the website (the reason I found the site), I didn't know she had been born in Wallasey and then lived in Heswall.
My book went missing and I tried to trace a copy for years. I couldn't remember the author ... I know, ... pitiful! I even had my local librarian on the case. The British Library denied that any such book ever existed!
About ten years ago, thanks to Bookfinder on the Web (now defunct ... you get Amazon), I bought a copy from a children's book shop in Cambridgeshire. I thought I may have the only copy in existence, but having read Lesley Ruxton's entry in the Guestbook, I know differently. After forty years, I enjoyed it just as much as I did as a child.
In response to the lady who talked about Enid Blyton's Adventure series, I, too, have my original copies. But my favourites were the 'R' mysteries: Ring O' Bells, Rilloby Fair, etc. I adored Barnaby.

Date: 19/09/05 10:45:51 AUS Eastern Standard Time
From: maremma@bigpond.com (Lance)
Whilst going through my grandmothers things I found a couple of photo postcards of two of your students.
Clara Trevlyn dated May 13 1922 and Phyllis Howell dated July 1 1922. Regards, Lance Ferguson
These are probably from a series of postcards illustrating the characters of the Greyfriars-Cliff House stories of Charles Hamilton.

Date: 27/10/05 11:09:33 AUS Eastern Standard Time
From: dgeagletime@impulse.net.au (Donna)
Hello. I've bookmarked your site to come back and visit for a really good look around. I have a website at geocities where I have a page or two devoted to the collection of girl's pony stories pre 1980. Please take a look!
www.geocities.com/acousticeagle/ponybooks.html I also have some other book collections, notably about the American Civil War.

Date: 2/11/05 4:26:46 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
From: suite303@mweb.co.za (Suite303)
I was absolutely delighted to find something about Golden Gorse when I stumbled on your website. As a child I was enchanted with Mary in the Country, managed to buy a copy which I still have at 58 and won't part with. I find it remains a delight to read even though I have read it over and over again. It has illustrations by E H Shephard which are a joy. I have never been able to find out anything about Golden Gorse or to locate a copy of Moorland Mousie or the other books until I found your website. I see there is a website for a pony club called Moorland Mousie Club or something like that. So I must thank you very much for the serendipitous discovery of your website and the information. / Lorna Martin, Cape Town

Date: 27/12/05 2:26:14 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
From: Mingbop @aol.com (Mary)
I enjoyed the site; read all the BONY books when I was younger; they took me from a cold and wet Scotland to a hot, dry Australia. Pure magic!

Date: 28/12/05 2:13:41 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
From: Mjjmbarry @aol.com (Mike)
Re : KEMLO: E C ELLIOTT - Like fenestra@ bigpond.com, I read a series of Kemlo books back in the late 50's and 60's when growing up in South east England. I loved them then and a couple of years ago I was amazed to find them on the web, along with a profile of E C Elliott.
I was fascinated to find out what kind of a read they were, were they kids books, were they well-written etc. I now have 3, including a first edition my wife has just bought me for Xmas 2005.
Like "fenestre" I can see myself getting interested in collecting them, and maybe even trying Pocomoto, which I have not read.
I'm also intersted just how popular he was as an author, iu.e. did his books sell in large volumes. I assume Pocomoto alone did v well in the States.

Date: 31/12/05 4:17:23 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
From: mjcastorani@adelphia.net
I have a cloth book published by M.A Donohue publishers. The front cover has an illustration of an elephant and the title is 'Animal A.B.C.". The illustrations have the name Constance White under most of them. Some simply have the initials CW on them. Is this the same Constance White as the author? If so can you give me any other information about the book? Thank you in advance for any help you can be to me.
Sincerely, Michael Castorani, Charlottesville,Virginia,USA
I posted this to our online newsletter so maybe a reader will be able to help you.

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