Saturday, 23 August 2014

No Words Required - More Beautiful Book Covers


These are just some of the beautiful books I've catalogued in the last couple of weeks. I love my work! The oldest – Wee Bits O’ Things by Ernest Aris was published in 1914 and the newest – The Church Mice and the Ring by Grahame Oakley in 1992.  The Chalet School & the island, Adventurous Four, My first and second story books and the Tiny Tots annual were all published in the 1950s. Doodles the performing pup is a cardboard puppet ready to cut out and build. Beautiful books - vintage or new they need no words!  I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed cataloguing them.

All the books featured in this post are now sold, thank you for your interest.

38 comments:

  1. I love your job, too!! :-) I wish they were all mine.

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    1. Hello Gayle, enjoy the pictures and pretend the books are on your bookshelf. Love Barbara x

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  2. I can not help noticing the above comment as above were the first words I was going to type! Yes, I love your job too :) Best wishes :)

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    1. Hi Kokila, I count my blessings every day! Thanks for coming to visit. Barbara x

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  3. BARBARA!!!!!!!

    My home internet service is not working so I am at a café with my husband. I just showed him your shop and he LOVED IT! Oh my, you do have the DREAM JOB, my friend! These covers show the quality of the books you find and put in your shop. What a treasure trove! Happy weekend, Anita

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    1. Hello dear friend, please order a cappuccino with extra chocolate I will be along as soon as I can :-) I do have a dream job Anita, but sadly, I don’t have a shop. It’s long been my desire, but with the economy as it is I am only able to work from home. I like to think of it as a shop in a box! I hope your Internet is fixed very soon. Hugs Barbara

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  4. I've just bought a children's book from the year I was born! Can't wait to see it... Thanks, Barbara.

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    1. Hello Marilyn, so you have! Thank you so much. I will send you an email to confirm in a couple of minutes. Have a lovely rest of the weekend. Barbara x

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  5. Beautiful covers here, Barbara. The ones that caught my eyes especially are Alexander, The Church Mice and the Ring, and The Adventurous Four, and of course the bunny peeking out from the covers in the final row. Your friends are right, you have a wonderful job. Hope you're having a good weekend!

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    1. Thanks Claudine, I’m taking full advantage of a wet Bank Holiday Monday with lots of blogging, tweeting and commenting.
      If I had a prize to give it would go to you for spotting the bunny :-)

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  6. Dearest Barbara! Happy Sunday! I am back at the café, and I've ordered a cappuccino for both of us! Oh how I wish you had a real shop, but I think your inventory is well stocked to give you the wares to sell on-line. My husband just loved your collection, as I do!

    Off to school tomorrow for me. I think I'm ready! HUGS, Anita

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    1. Thank you Anita, that cappuccino went down very well!
      I think it must already be ‘tomorrow’ where you are, so you must be back at school. I hope you are having fun. Love Barbara xx

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  7. Your job does look fun!! Lovely and cute covers. I love the Alexander one but they are all cute.

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    1. Thanks Eve! I never forget to count my blessings. :-)

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  8. Love all the covers. Your job is so interesting and fun!

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    1. Hi Kelly, you are not wrong there. Thanks for leaving a comment, Barbara.

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  9. Alexander, Penelope, and Jacko all caught my eye right away. Love the styles. It is so fun to see the different covers and how things change and stay the same through the ages. You must have such fun cataloging these beauties. Glad to hear some of them have recently sold. :)

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    1. Thanks Stephanie, I have mixed feelings when they sell – pleasure at the thought of paying a few bills and pain at letting them go. ;-)

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  10. These are all so wonderful. My favorite cover is McDuff. I just don't know how you can part with any of them.

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    1. It’s really difficult Donna but like a said to Stephanie, there are bills to pay :0(

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  11. These are beautiful, so vivid and so appealing. It's lovely to read how much you love your job and I'm not surprised you do! Thank you for sharing them with us.

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    1. Hi Lindsay, the sharing bit is the best bit of all. Thanks for your visit. Barbara

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  12. Indeed Barbara no words are required when such beautiful illustrated book covers can speak for themselves. I too have to echo the words wish they were mine:-) hope you had a lovely bank holiday weekend

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    1. Hi Shashi, we had a lovely bank holiday, thank you. I can hardly believe another weekend is almost here, have a good one. Barbara

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  13. McDuff looks like one of the books I would have read as a child.

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    1. Hi Stephanie, McDuff is a sweet little book. It reminds me of ‘The Little Golden Books from the 1950s and 60s.

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  14. So glad you can share these with the rest of us! I'd love for you to write about the details of how you do your job sometime !

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    1. Hi Leanne, that's not a bad idea; I will give it some thought. Thanks for your visit, Barbara.

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  15. Well I'm back in blogland again and love visiting your blog. I've been keeping and eye on your tweets and G+ posts, but always fun to visit here. Your past post makes me just more determined to visit the UK, you live in a real fairy tale place! I must visit before I get too old!! The book covers above are so adorable and should be treasured! They are just beautiful works of art! Have a lovely weekend! ~ Diane

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    1. Hi Diane, it’s nice to know you are back I miss your posts when you are away. I will be popping over in a while to see what’s new in your part of blogland.

      You are never too old to travel (well, that’s what I keep telling myself!) but if you visit soon you will have more time to come again. There are so many things to see you will definitely need to come more than once. :-)

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  16. Dear Barbara! HELLO! I just got home late from school and wow, what a lovely but exhausting first week back!

    I am having trouble keeping up with blogs right now, but I'll catch my momentum in a week or so!

    Your kind and very warm words today really are so sweet. I do push to learn because when I was a child, I was not given much of an opportunity to discover or take advantage of the resources available. As an adult, I devour what I can that time allows because I LOVE to read, write and create. May you be inspired always my friend. THANK YOU! Anita

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    1. Hello Anita, I know what you mean about keeping up with blogs, I could spend my entire life doing just that. I’m not complaining because I really love visiting my blogging friends, the days (and nights) are not long enough.
      I think my schooling may have been something like yours. I left school at 15 without qualifications of any kind, but books have helped to fill the gaps. I went back to school in my forties and sat several of the exams I felt I missed out on. I would love to live my life over again, and maybe even get into university. What a dream come true that would be. Have a lovely day, hugs Barbara

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  17. What a wonderful selection. I particularly like the cover of Wee Bits O' Things.

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  18. I love your blog, it brings me back to my childhood. I am a new follower.

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    1. Thank you Elle, I'm delighted to meet you. Barbara

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  19. Oh, the Chalet School! I have one being watched on Ebay at the moment. I haven't decided whether to buy it or not yet. Love the cover on the Children in The Broadwalk, here on the right.

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    1. Go on Anne Marie, spoil yourself, it might be a while before another one comes up. I’ve just added another Famous Five 1st edition to my collection, only one to go now. Then I will have to think of something else to collect!

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Barbara xx

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