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Re: Book cover artwork
« Reply #90 on: December 15, 2010, 05:55:34 PM »
I also remember "Little Black Sambo". My mother taught 5-year olds at an Infant School and it was one of her favourite stories. She thought political correctness was ridiculous!

Did anyone read the Moomin books (by Tove Jansson) as a child? I loved them, but I think the copies I had were all old ones passed down by my elder brother and didn't have dust jackets. But I liked the drawings, which were all done by the author. Anne - do you have any of the original Finnish ones?

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« Reply #91 on: December 15, 2010, 09:44:53 PM »
Great you liked them as child, me too, and I still do! Are they well known in Uk or just for the "conosseurs"? I haven't collected them, none at home but I confess very often during the summer hollidays I go to the children's section of my local library and get myself some excellent summer reading!  ;D
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« Reply #92 on: December 15, 2010, 11:59:42 PM »
I'm not sure how well known the Moomins are in the UK - I guess they were popular in the 60s and 70s but not sure about nowadays - did anyone else read them?
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« Reply #93 on: December 16, 2010, 06:56:54 AM »
I didn't read them Rob. Very expensive on Ebay  :o


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« Reply #94 on: December 16, 2010, 09:00:12 PM »
That is a complete rip-off!!  >:( You can get exactly the same one in English with 13.30 € here in bigger bookstores. And there must be book stores in UK also that sell it in a normal retail price, which can't be THAT much more expensive!
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« Reply #95 on: December 17, 2010, 06:18:12 AM »
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That is a complete rip-off!!   

It definately pays to shop around on ebay, some booksellers really hike their prices up  >:(

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« Reply #96 on: December 17, 2010, 02:31:58 PM »
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It definately pays to shop around on ebay, some booksellers really hike their prices up  >:(

Yes it does and it's worth trying Amazon and Abe Books too!  :)


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Re: Book cover artwork
« Reply #97 on: December 22, 2010, 05:51:38 PM »
I loved the Moomins ,i think i still have them some where .

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« Reply #98 on: December 22, 2010, 09:30:35 PM »
You have good taste breton!  >41< Seriously, they are still good, worth reading for adults too.
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« Reply #100 on: December 27, 2010, 07:34:10 PM »
The picture tells it all: a pony and a girl on the ground => indeed perfectly a pony  :D
That is a lovely  !  >44<
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« Reply #101 on: December 27, 2010, 08:09:03 PM »
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indeed perfectly a pony  

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« Reply #102 on: April 05, 2011, 08:49:11 PM »
Do any members remember the book called Fairies and Giants?  >91< This came out in the late 1960s early 70s. I had this book as a very young child and I remember there were really beautiful illustrations. 'Jack the giant killer' in particular. I did a little research and these were done by Rene Cloke. Sadly, my book was eventually chucked out and I have been heartbroken ever since  :( If anyone has a copy  ::) perhaps they could put this (and it's illustrated pages) up on here?  :)

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« Reply #103 on: April 06, 2011, 06:20:01 AM »
Sorry Pete I don't remember this book. Who was the author?

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Re: Book cover artwork
« Reply #104 on: April 06, 2011, 01:11:29 PM »
Sorry Pete I don't remember this book.

No, nor do I Pete. 


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