Covers and excerpts from the 'golden era' of children's book publishing
Enid Blyton’s Storytime Book by Enid Blyton[Published 1964 by Dean & Son Ltd.]

Enid Blyton’s Storytime Book by Enid Blyton
[Published 1964 by Dean & Son Ltd.]

“I say! Look at all those red apples on that tree!" said Tom, looking over Farmer Corn’s hedge.
Harry looked all around. “Let’s get over the hedge and get some. There’s nobody to see us!”

Enid Blyton’s Storytime Book by Enid Blyton
[Chapter Fourteen. Page 91.]

The Riddle of the Rock by Spencer Deane. [Published 1946 by The Wigmore Series of Prize Books.]

The Riddle of the Rock by Spencer Deane.
[Published 1946 by The Wigmore Series of Prize Books.]

“England is a strange land – and it looks a speck on the map!"
“I know – but it’s a speck that counts for most on the map of the world, anyway.”

The Riddle of the Rock by Spencer Deane.
[Chapter Two. Page 15.]

Adventure on the Island by W Murray.[Published 1966 by Ladybird Books Ltd.]

Adventure on the Island by W Murray.
[Published 1966 by Ladybird Books Ltd.]

“It must be nice to be so rich that you can buy an island.”

Adventure on the Island by W Murray.
[No Chapters. Page 4.]

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain.[Undated. Published by Blackie & Son Ltd.]

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain.
[Undated. Published by Blackie & Son Ltd.]

“No, but I been rich wunst, and gwyne to be rich again. Wunst I had foteen, dollars but I took to speculatin’, en got busted out.”

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain.
[Chapter Eight. Page 56.]

The Put-Em-Rights by Enid Blyton.[Published 1946 by Armada.]

The Put-Em-Rights by Enid Blyton.
[Published 1946 by Armada.]

“Isn’t Sally wonderful?" said Mickey lazily. "She ought to be Prime Minister – or aren’t women ever allowed to be?”

The Put-Em-Rights by Enid Blyton.
[Chapter Eighteen. Page 116.]

Jacqueline Rides For a Fall by Pat Smythe.[Published 1957 by Cassell.]

Jacqueline Rides For a Fall by Pat Smythe.
[Published 1957 by Cassell.]

“"That’s what one would call an uncollected trot," I commented to Jacqueline.”

Jacqueline Rides For a Fall by Pat Smythe.
[Chapter Four. Page 56.]

Premier Book for Children by Dean and Sons.
[Published 1966 by Dean and Sons Ltd.]

Premier Book for Children by Dean and Sons.
[Published 1966 by Dean and Sons Ltd.]

“Flossie was the kitchen maid; a pert little thing, who would rather spend her time gossiping with to Sammy Brown, the gardener’s boy, than helping Mrs Simms in the kitchen.”

Premier Book for Children by Dean and Sons.
[Chapter Eleven. Page 49.]


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