Monthly Archives: October 2015

Compliments slips?

Just occasionally I have to send a book or a set of printed proofs back to an editor. Until now I’d scrabbled around to find a postcard or note card to scribble on rather than a scrap of paper. So when Moo sent me an email to say that they were having a sale I thought I’d make some compliments slips. But then I noticed their flyers. You can print on both sides and have different images on one side too. So I used the square Alice in Wonderland word clouds I’d made for my Alice fixed-format ebook for the backs and my contact details on the fronts with space left blank to write on. They arrived yesterday and are great. They are on very heavy paper – practically card – with a matt finish that takes a biro no problem. Perfect!

Compliments slips

Compliments slips

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Thrilling Stories From the Past for Girls 1970

Thrilling stories from the past

Edited by Eric Duthie, illustrated by Reg Gray and published in 1970 by The Hamlyn Publishing Group for Odhams Books. This is a collection of 14 stories by different authors – including KM Peyton.

I was an editor for the My Story series, published by Scholastic Children’s Books, for many years, and although I wasn’t in at the beginning (it was actually developed as the UK version of Scholastic’s Dear America series) this book was surely on someone’s bookshelf in the editorial team!

So how often do you see a story about the Lisbon earthquake in 1775?

Thrilling stories from the past

jacket blurb

There were more in the series. I shall be looking out for them. There were also books ‘for boys’ in the same format.

Thrilling stories from the past

Other books in the series

Every story has an illustrated opening page and one full-page illustration.

Thrilling stories from the past

Thrilling stories from the past

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Alice Card Game 1950s

Alice Wonderland Card Game

Another Pepys card game. Apparently just called Alice because another company already had an Alice in Wonderland game.

This is the Disney version – again the whole story is told on the pack of cards.

Alice Wonderland Card Game

Alice Wonderland Card Game

Alice Wonderland Card Game

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