Others to be listed soon include - south country secrets, the young detectives, stormalong, a Puffin book of verse, Carcajou, street fair, and Treasure Island.
The ‘Thelwell pony’ is from my collection. Norman Thelwell’s first pony cartoon was published by Punch magazine in 1953; his image of a little girl and chubby pony was an instant success and in 1957 his first book, Angles on Horseback, was published. My Godmother sent me a Thelwell birthday telegram when I was about nine or ten and since then I’ve had a passion for anything ‘Thelwell'.
Four more and then I really must get on with adding them to the website. Left from top to bottom; Fell farm for Christmas another Puffin book this time by Marjorie Lloyd Published in 1954. The Ladybird book of pets by George Cansdale with very pretty illustrations by Edward Osmond. Published by Wills and Hepworth in 1957. Little Grey Rabbit's birthday as described above and last but certainly not least the Christmas mouse by Miss Read 1st edition published in 1973. It's odd listing Christmas books in March but it's surprising how quickly the months go past.
Michelle from Vintage Cobweb said she would like a peek inside the Ladybird book of pets - so here goes....
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