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.
Here we have a lovely 1959/1973 Folio Society edition of The History of Tom Jones, by Henry Fielding. The illustrations are by Derrick Harris.
The History of Tom Jones was first published in 1749 and is one of my favourite early novels. I was really pleased to pick up this copy for £1.25!
Found at the same time as the Alice in Wonderland in my last post. This is another WHSmith exclusive edition, published by Brimax Books in 1990. This edition is adapted from Barrie’s original by Peter Oliver.
‘Second to the right, and straight on till morning.’ That, Peter had told Wendy, as the way to Neverland.
This edition is illustrated by Eric Kincaid and published by Brimax Books as a WHSmith exclusive. It’s heavily illustrated – a mix of text and illustration and full-page and spreads.
Picked up in a charity shop sale for 30p. I also got Peter Pan – also illustrated by Eric Kincaid (I’ll post that later).
Alice has brown hair in this edition and looks more like Alice Liddell than the blonde Disney Alice.
By Georgina Howell – First Published in 1975 by Allen Lane, this edition published 1978 by Penguin Books.
I found this rather battered copy at the weekend for £5. Close to 350 pages, large-format paperback it covers the period from 1916 to 1975. It’s mostly in black and white with a couple of four-page colour sections.
It is set out in chronological order (except for the colour pages) and each year has at least two pages. There are also long intros to each decade.
I picked this up yesterday for £2. Published by IPC Magazines in 1969. The price is still in at 10’6. June and School Friend were girls’ comics.
Joan of Arc is the main story – told in comic-strip form and taking up 24 pages spread through the book.
There are loads of inspiring stories of female derring do, self sacrifice and adventure. Including Edith Cavell, Queen Zenobia, Anna Leonowens (she of The King and I), Grace Bussell (Australian shipwreck rescuer), Gertrude Bell, Flora MacDonald and many others.
Here’s Violette Szabo – another long comic strip.
Gladys Aylward. This is the story the film The Inn of the Sixth Happiness, starring Ingrid Bergman is based on.
This is Grace Darling.
And someone I hadn’t heard of – Louise Sutherland – who cycled around the world solo in the 1950s.