Erle Stanley Gardener and A.A. Fair (the same bloke)

A A Fair – All Grass isn’t Green

All Grass isn’t Green – A A Fair (Erle Stanley Gardner)

1972 Book Club Associates copy f/f Posted to UK address


Erle Stanley Gardner * A A Fair

I am of an age when I can’t think of Perry Mason without thinking about a wheelchair. I must admit I can’t remember reading any DA books, but did read a lot of Perry Mason, even though I was always impatient to get to the court room as that was the bit I enjoyed. You can tell from the list below how popular he was in the 50’s and 60’s. I have lumped the books together but generally Gardner is Perry Mason (tcot) and Fair is the DA, though there are a few that don’t fit.

I have not stock checked the full listing below but am pretty confident about finding them in the shop. I am sure I also have Hard Backs but will have to wait till I can next go to my shop.

I have not yet found out how to offer PayPal that allows choice, so if you are interested email me and I can send a PayPal invoice or accept credit card or bank transfer.


Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AABedrooms Have WindowsCorgi£2.50vg1st
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AABeware the CrowsCorgi£2.50vgrep
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AACats Prow at NightCorgi£3.50vg1st
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AACrows Can’t CountCorgi£2.50vgrep
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AADouble or QuitsGuilds£2.50vg19511st
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAMurder Up My SleevePenguin£2.50vg19613rd
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Angry MournerPan£3.50vg1st
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Angry MournerPocket Book£2.50vg1960
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Backward MulePan£3.50vg-1st
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Baited HookPenguin£2.50vg19571st
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Calendar GirlPocket Book£2.50vg+1963
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Calender GirlPan£3.00vg1st
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Caretakers CatPenguin£2.00vg19634th
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Cautious CoquettePan£4.00vg1st
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Cautious CoquettePan£2.00vg2nd
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Counterfeit EyePenguin£2.50vg19623rd
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Crooked CandlePocket Book£2.50
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Curious BridePan£3.50vg1st
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Daring DecoyPan£2.50g1st
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Deadly ToyPan£2.00vg-1st
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Deadly ToyPocket Book£2.50vg19697th
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot demure DefendantPan£2.00vg2nd
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Drowning DuckPocket Book£2.50
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Drowning DuckPenguin£2.00vg19571st
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Drowning DuckPenguin£2.50vg19633rd
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Drowsy MosquitoPenguin£4.00vg1st
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Dubious BridegroomConsul£3.00vg19641st
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Empty TinPenguin£2.50vg1st
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Fiery FingersPan£2.50vg1st
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Footloose DollPan£2.50vg-1st
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Fugative NursePan£3.50vg19621st
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Gilded lilyPan£3.50vg1st
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Glamerous GhostPan£4.00f1st
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Glamorous GhostBAG 05£2.50
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Golddiggers PursePocket Book£2.50
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Gold-digger’s PursePenguin£2.50vg-19591st
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Green Eyed SisterPan£2.50vg+19621st
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Grinning GorillaPan£2.50vg4th
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Hesitant HostessPan£2.50vg2nd
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Howling DogPocket Book£2.50vg1954rep
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Lame CanaryPocket Book£2.50
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Lame CanaryPenguin£3.00vg19531st
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Lazy LoverPan£3.50vg1st
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Lazy LoverWDL£5.00vg1st
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Long Legged ModelsPan£1.50vg3rd
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Long-legged ModelsPocket Book£2.50vg1960
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Lucky LegsPan£4.50vg+1st
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Lucky LooserPan£3.00f1st
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Moth Eaten MinkPan£2.50vg3rd
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Moth Eaten MinkPocket Book£2.50vg1956
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Musical CowPan£2.50vg19601st
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Musical CowPan£2.50f19623rd
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Mythical MonkeysPan£2.50vg1st
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Negligent NymphPan£3.00vg-1st
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Negligent NymphPan£2.50vg2nd
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Nervous AccompliceBag 18£2.50
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Nervous AccomplicePan£2.50vg1st
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot One Eyed WitnessPan£4.50vg1st
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Perjured ParrotPocket Book£2.50vg19508th
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Restless RedheadPan£2.50vg4th
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Restless RedheadPan£3.00vg19621st
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Runaway CorpsePan£3.50f1st
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Screaming WomanPan£3.00vg1st
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Singing ShirtPan£3.50f1st
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Sleepwalkers NiecePenguin£3.00vg19541st
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Smoking ChimneyPocket Book£2.50
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Stuttering BishopPenguin£2.50vg19613rd
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Sulky GirlPan£2.50vg1st
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Sunbathers DiaryPan£2.50vg1st
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Terrified TypistPan£2.50vg-19641st
Gardner Erle Stanleytcot Vagabond VirginConsul£2.50
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Vagabond VirginBag 27£2.50
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Vagabond VirginPan£3.50f19682nd
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Velvet ClawsPan£3.50vg+19601st
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAtcot Waylaid WolfPan£2.50vg19681st
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAThe Bigger They ComePocket Book£1.00g+19432nd
Gardner Erle Stanleytcot Forgotten MurderWDL£2.50vg19601st
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAThe D.A. Cooks a GoosePocket Book£2.50vg1949
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAThe DA Breaks a SealPenguin£2.50vg1st
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAThe DA Breaks an EggPan£3.00f19591st
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAThe DA Takes a ChancePan£3.00vg1st
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AATop of the HeapCorgi£1.00g19581st
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AATwo CluesPenguin£1.00g
Gardner Erle Stanley /Fair AAYou Can Die LaughingCorgi£2.50vg+1963rep

James Hadley Chase


There’s always a price tag – James Hadley Chase

Thriller Book Club Edition undated vg+/vg+ Posted to you – as long as you are in the UK


Lay her among the lilies – James Hadley Chase

1953 Robert Hale reprint ex-library dj vg unclipped book vg- In shop £2.50, through post to UK £5.00


Shock Treatment – James Hadley Chase

1959 Robert Hale 1st edition dj vg unclipped book vg- (foxing on fore edge and on a number of pages) In shop £2.50 through post (UK) £5.00


you’ve got it coming – James Hadley Chase

Robert Hale 1st edition 1955 vg-/vg Posted to any UK location


Just Another Sucker – James Hadley Chase

Thriller Book Club Edition 1961 1st edition. vg/vg Posted to UK address


Tiger by the Tail – James Hadley Chase

Thriller Book Club edition 1955 vg/vg


Knock Knock who’s there – James Hadley Chase

Robert Hale ex-library Copy (reading Copy) Posted to UK address



Chase James HadleyAn Ear to the GroundPanther£2.50
Chase James HadleyBelieved ViolentPanther£2.50
Chase James HadleyCome Easy-Go EaseyPanther£2.50vgrep
Chase James HadleyGoldfish Have no Hiding PlaceCorgi£2.50
Chase James HadleyHit and RunRobert Hale£2.50vg
Chase James HadleyLady Here’s Your WreathJarrods£6.00vg
Chase James HadleyLady-Here’s your WreathPanther£2.50vg-19611st
Chase James HadleyLay Her Among the LiliesPanther£2.50vg+1st
Chase James HadleyMiss hemingway Waves a HandPanther£4.00f
Chase James HadleyMiss Shumway Waves a HandPanther£2.50vg
Chase James HadleyMy Laugh Comes LastCorgi£2.50
Chase James HadleyNo Orchids for Miss BlandishPanther£2.50vg1st
Chase James HadleyNo Orchids for Miss BlandishPanther£2.50vg19611st
Chase James HadleySafer DeadRobert Hale£10.00vg1956
Chase James HadleyStrictly for CashPanther£5.00vg+1st
Chase James HadleyThe Dead Stay DumbPanther£2.50vg
Chase James HadleyThe Doll’s Bad NewsPanther£2.00
Chase James HadleyThe Doll’s Bad NewsPanther£2.50
Chase James HadleyThe Soft CentreCorgi£2.50
Chase James HadleyThe Vulture is a Patient BirdPanther£2.50
Chase James HadleyThe wary TransgressorPanther£5.00f19694th
Chase James HadleyThe World in my PocketPanther£2.50vg
Chase James HadleyTiger by the TailPanther£2.50
Chase James HadleyTrusted Like a FoxCorgi£2.50
Chase James HadleyWe’ll Share a Doule FuneralCorgi£2.50
Chase James HadleyWhat’s Better than Money?Panther£2.50vg1st
Chase James HadleyYou’ve Got it ComingPanther£2.50

I have not found a way to include a PayPal block that allows choice so unfortunately you will have to contact me by phone or e-mail to purchase any of the above, postage and package for a single paperback in UK is £2.00, it obviously gets cheaper (per copy) if you make multiple purchases.


Edward P Warner

Airplane Design – AERODYNAMICS – by Edward P Warner

A rebound First Edition published by McGraw-Hill Book Company in 1927 Posted to any UK address



John Braine

Room at The Top – John Braine

A book club edition with a great dj by Leslie Ward. Book vg DJ vg+ Posted to UK address



Life at the Top – John Braine

1962 E & S first edition dj vg+ but clipped Book vg – slight foxing Posted to UK address



The Vodi – John Braine

E & S 1959 1st edition. DJ vg but spine loosing the red ink but unclipped. Book vg but slightly cocked. Posted to UK address


Stock I also have the following paperback editions

Life at the TopPenguin£3.00vg19662nd
Room at the TopPenguin£2.50vg19591st
The Jelous GodPan£2.50vg1st
The VodiPenguin£2.50vg19622nd

John Braine paperbacks – Specify title

As per above Posted to UK address



I suppose I only think of it as the “Golden Age” of Science Fiction because these were the authors I discovered in the 50’s and 60’s when I progressed from Dan Dare in the Eagle. I don’t usually include this many cover illustrations but I liked them so much I didn’t feel like omitting them. If you want to see the five I have omitted just email me and I will send you them.  

6 Nebula Science Fiction 1953 December £2.50 Rayer – M’Intosh – Eric Frank Russell – EC Tubb – Thorne – Reynolds
13 Nebula Science Fiction 1955 September £5.00 Rayer – Tubb – Lan Wright – Temple
15 Nebula Science Fiction 1956 January £5.00 Tubb – Bob Shaw – James White – Heinlein – Lyster – Irish
16 Nebula Science Fiction 1956 March £5.00 Bounds – Tubb – Silverberg – James – Shaw – Seabright
18 Nebula Science Fiction 1956 November £5.00 Tubb – Temple – Aldiss – Brunner – Morgan – Sellings
22 Nebula Science Fiction 1957 July £5.00 Stratford – A Betram Chandler – Wright – Temple – Allen – Ridley
25 Nebula Science Fiction 1957 October £5.00 Bulmer – Glasby – Temple – Ludwig – Presslie – Tilley
26 Nebula Science Fiction 1958 January £5.00 Eric Frank Russell – Tubb – Tilley – High – Aldiss
27 Nebula Science Fiction 1958 February £5.00 Bulmer – Brunner – High – Burke – Webb
28 Nebula Science Fiction 1958 March £5.00 Tubb – Silverberg – High – Tilley – Presslie – Allen
34 Nebula Science Fiction 1958 September £5.00 Aldiss – Stratford – James – Presslie – Inglis – Bulmer
35 Nebula Science Fiction 1958 October £5.00 Tubb – Russell – White – Temple – Bulmer
36 Nebula Science Fiction 1958 November £5.00 Morgan – Tubb – Kippax – Aldiss – Allen
37 Nebula Science Fiction 1958 December £5.00 High – Presslie – James – Silverberg – Patrick – Kippax
38 Nebula Science Fiction 1959 January £5.00 High – Aldiss – Diamond – Stratford – Franson – James – Silverberg
40 Nebula Science Fiction 1959 May £5.00 Temple – High – Inglis – Swann – Jackson
41 Nebula Science Fiction 1959 June £5.00 Aldiss – High – Shaw – Webb – Stratford – Rackham

Nebula Science Fiction – One Issue

Please Specify the Issues you want. Through the post to any UK address


Classic Paperbacks (pricey)

The Faces of Love by John Hearne

The Faces of Love by John Hearne

Another classic cover produced by WDL on another hard to find (in any format) book. I did find this that gives a good description of the book. Posted to UK


The Vengeance of Hurricane Williams by Gordon Young

A rare edition of an oft printed classic, filmed in the 50’s as Hurricane Smith for some reason, I have not been able to find a reference to this edition. I think it was the third in the series.

The Vengeance of Hurricane Williams

A rare edition of an oft printed classic, filmed in the 50’s as Hurricane Smith for some reason, I have not been able to find a reference to this edition. I think it was the third in the series. To any UK Address


True Police Stories – Bowery Buzzard

Published by William C Merrett, London. A true example of “Mushroom Publishing” undated but must be about 1945. 36 pages with a stiffer cover that is printed both sides. Posted to UK address


Film “tie-ins”

Obviously only a small sample as I have only just started tagging my stock. One is not a film related book but as it featured Brigitte Bardot on the cover I included it.

Hannie Caulder by William Terry

I can’t really believe this is authentic western gear, but she wears it so well, who cares. This is a NEL tie in published in 1971 1st printing. Posted to a UK address


Midnight Cowboy

Midnight Cowboy by James Leo Herlihy

The Panther movie tie-in with a great photo cover. I remember seeing the film when it came out, thought the film was great but no one could emphasise with the Jon Voight character, which is a bit of a relief as the actor has turned out to be more that the bit of a A-Hole. Posted to UK address


Wallace - Ben-Hur - Film

Ben-Hur by Lew Wallace

A Pan Giant To UK address



Giant – Edna Ferber

I have never seen the end of this film as our baby sitter taped over the end (VHS) with Neighbours, but this is the Four Square 1959 1st Posted to UK address


Stock (the price is the In the shop price, so postage needs to be added)

Secondari John H3 Coins in the FountainDigit UK£10.00vg1st
Christie Agatha4.50 from PaddingtonFontana£2.50vg19613rd
Gaulden Ray5 Card StudBerkley£10.00vg1968
Trevor Elleston80’000 SuspectsPan£2.50g+1st
Mankowitz WolfA Kid for Two FarthingsPan£8.50f1st
Wilson SloanA Summer PlacePan£3.50vg1st
Roth ArthurA Terrible BeautyPan£3.00vg1st
Morris Donald RAll Hands on DeckPanther£3.00vg+19611st
Finney JackAssault on a QueenPan£2.50vg19662nd
Hurst FannieBack StreetPanther£7.50vg1st
Merriam Robert EBattle of the BulgePanther£2.50vg19652nd
Larson Glen ABattlestar Galactica The PhotostoryFutura£2.50vg19791st
Wallace LewBen HurPan£3.00vg5th
Bartolini LuigiBicycle ThievesPanther£5.00
Krepps Robert WBoy’s Night OutGold Medal£4.00vg19621st
Innes HammondCampbell’s KingdomFontana£4.00vg3rd
Innes MichaelCandleshoePenguin£2.50
MacLean AlistairCaravan to VaccaresFontana£2.50f19749th
Lee JamesCareerWDL£5.00vg19601st
Higham CharlesCecil B DeMilleDell£2.50vg19761st
Ferba EdnaCimeronPan£3.00vg1st
Franzero Carlo MariaCleopatraPanther£1.00vg-2nd
Franzero Carlo MariaCleopatraPanther£2.50rep
Shulman IrvingCollege ConfidentialGold Medal UK£5.00f1st
Lea TimothyConfessions from a Holiday CampSphere£2.50vg1973rep
Lea TimothyConfessions From a HotelSphere£2.50vg+19731st
Lea TimothyConfessions of a Driving InstructorSphere£2.50vg1972rep
Lea TimothyConfessions of a Film ExtraSphere£2.50vg+19731st
Lea TimothyConfessions of a Traveling SalesmanSphere£2.50vg+19731st
Lea TimothyConfessions of a Window CleanerSphere£2.50vg1973rep
Sillitoe AlanCounterpointPan£2.50vg2nd
Christie AgathaDeath on the NileFontana£2.50vg197821st
Pasternak BorisDoctor ZhivagoFontana£2.50vg+1973rep
Albert MarvinDuel at DiabloCoronet£2.50vg19661st
Steinbeck JohnEast of EdenWDL£10.00vg19605th
Christie AgathaEvil Under the SunFontana£4.00f1982
Burdich & WheelerFail SafePan£3.00vg1st
Leonard ElmoreFifty-Two PickupDell£20.00vg19751st
Maclean AlistairForce 10 from NavaroneFontana£2.50vg+197819th
Fleming IanFrom Russia With LovePan£3.50vg196312th
Fuller RogerFugative – Fear in a Desert TownPocket Book£2.50g
Pearl JackFunny GirlMayflower£2.50vg-1969
Loos AnitaGentlemen Prefer BlondesConsul£5.00vg19621st
Forster MargaretGeorgy GirlPanther£3.00vg1st
Bassing EileenHome Before DarkPan£2.00vg-1st
Humphrey williamHome from the HillPan£4.00vg+1st
Twain MarkHuckleberry FinnFontana£2.50vg19601st
MacLean AlistairIce Station ZebraFontana£2.50f197312th
Ertz SusanIn the Cool of the DayFontana£2.50vg1st
Blatty PeterJohn Goldfarb Please Come HomePanther£2.50vg1st
Brown Joe DaviesKings go ForthPan£2.50vg1st
Nabokov VladimirLaughter in the DarkPenguin£2.00vg1969rep
Smith Valerie KohlerLennyTandem£2.50vg19751st
Motley WillardLet no Man Write my EpitaphPan£3.50vg1st
Nolan William FLogan’s SearchCorgi£5.00vg19811st
Chase BordenLone StarGold Medal US£5.00vg19521st
Kastner ErichLottie & Lisa (The Parents Trap)Puffin£2.50vg19621st
Forbes KathrynMama’s Bank AccountBantam£2.50vg19471st
Zolotow MauriceMarailyn MonroePanther£1.00vg-19621st
Sands MartinMaroc 7Pan£2.50vg1st
Herlihy James LeoMidnight CowboyPanther£5.00vg1969
O’Donnel PeterModesty BlaisePan£3.00vg1st
O’Donnell PeterModesty BlaisePan£2.50rep
Defoe DanielMoll FlandersPan£2.50vg2nd
Defoe DanielMoll FlandersPan£2.50vg1st
Boulle PierreMonkey PlanetPenguin£2.50vg+1975Rep
Christie AgathaMurder at the Gallop / After he FuneralFontana£2.50vg-19637th
Christie AgathaMurder on the Orient ExpressFontana£2.50vg198024th
Churchill WinstonMy Early LifeFontana£2.50vg19728th
Hatch EricMy Man GodfreyBantam£15.00vg1947
Flynn ErrolMy Wicked, Wicked WaysPan£1.50g
Fox Norman ANight PassageDell£5.00vg19571st
Fienburgh WilfredNo Love for JohnnieArrow£3.00f19601st
Hatton CharlesNo Trees in the StreetCorgi£2.50vg-1959
Street JamesOh Promised LandPan£3.00vg1st
O’Hara JohnPal JoeyPanther£4.00vg19601st
Flender HaroldParis BluesPanther£20.00vg1st
Cunningham EVPenelopePan£3.00vg-1st
Metalious GracePeyton PlacePan£2.50vg-1st
Effinger George AlecPlanet of the Apes #2 Escape to TomorrowAward£2.50vg19751st
Dunn NellPoor CowPan£5.00vg+19681st
Dryer Bernard VictorPort AfriquePanther£10.00vg+1st
Burke JohnPriveledgePan£3.00vg1st
Lockridge RockRaintree CountryPan£2.50vg3rd
Tarentino QuentinReservoir DogsFaber£3.50vg1996
Not ListedReturn of the Jedi (Comic Version)Piccolo£2.50vg
Metalous GraceReturn to Payton PlacePan£2.00vg1st
Arrow WilliamReturn to the Planet of the ApesBallantine£2.50vg19761st
Cousins E GSapphirePanther£5.00vg+19591st
Sillitoe AlanSaturday Night and Sunday MorningPan£3.00vg1st
Scott J MSea-Wyf and BiscuitPan£3.50
Haukelid KnutSkis Against the AtomFontana£10.00vg19732nd
Burke JohnSmashing TimePan£4.00vg+1st
Croft MichaelSpare the RodPanther£5.00vg19582nd
Croft MichaelSpare the RodPanther£5.00vg+19613rd
Blish JamesStartrek – Spock Must DieCorgi£2.00
Taradash & MollStorm CentrePanther£40.00vg1st
Hunter EvanStrangers When we MeetCorgi£2.50vg+
Amis KingsleyTake a Girl Like YouPenguin£2.50vg
Hannie CaulderTerry WilliamNEL£5.00vg+1971
Albert Marvin HThat Jane from MaineGold Medal UK£2.50vg-1st
Amis KingsleyThat Uncertain FeelingFour Square£2.50vg
McGill GordonThe Abomination Omen VFutura£5.00vg1985
Godden RumerThe Battle of the Villa FioritaPan£3.00vg2nd
Krepps Robert WThe Big GambleGold Medal UK£3.00vg19611st
Hunter EvanThe Blackboard JunglePanther£3.00vg19607th
Boulle PierreThe Bridge on the River KwaiFontana£4.00f19561st
Boulle PierreThe Bridge on the River KwaiFontana£2.50vg-5th
White & GuestThe Camp on Blood IslandPanther£3.00vg1st
Jessup RichardThe Cincinnati KidPan£4.00vg1st
Brophy JohnThe Day They Robbed the Bank of EnglandFontana£2.50vg-19602nd
Rayner DAThe Enemy BelowFontana£4.00f19581st
Trevor EllestonThe Flight of the PhoenixPan£2.00vg+19664th
Bagley DesmondThe Freedom Trap / The Mackintosh ManFontana£2.50vg1973rep
Canning VictorThe Golden SalamanderH&S£3.00vg19531st
Millard JoeThe Good The Bad and the UglyUniversal£2.50vg1978rep
Hardy LindseyThe Grand Duke and Mr PimmPan£2.50vg+1st
Maclean AlistairThe Guns of NavaroneFontana£4.00vg19613rd
MacLean AlistairThe Guns of NavaroneFontana£2.50f197425th
Deighton LenThe Ipcress FilePanther£4.00vg19668th
Sands MartinThe JokersPan£3.00vg1st
Kipling RudyardThe Jungle BookPan£4.00vg1st
Hartog Jan deThe KeyCorgi£5.00vg19581st
Vardeman Robert EThe Klingon GambitTitan£2.50vg+19901st
Wormster RichardThe Last Days of Sodom and GomorrahDigit UK£2.50vg+1963
Turnbull PatrickThe Long and the Short and the TallConsul£5.00vg19613rd
O’Conner EdwinThe Lst HurrahPan£2.50vg19591st
Sansom JohnThe Man Who Could Cheat DeathAce UK£15.00vg19592nd
Miller ArthurThe MisfitsDell£2.50vg+1961!st
Troyat HenriThe MountainViking£5.00vg-1956
White Theodore HThe Mountain RoadPan£4.00vg19601st
Leinster ColinThe OutsiderNEL£2.50vg-1980
VariousThe Penguin Film ReviewPenguin£2.50vg19491st
Bachmann LawrenceThe PhoenixFontana£2.50vg-19581st
Swiggett HowardThe Power and the PrizeBallantine£7.50vg
Mannon WarwickThe Rak’s ProgressWFP£5.00
Steinbeck JohnThe Red PonyBantam£2.50vg
Williams TennesseeThe Roman Spring of Mrs StoneAce UK£5.00vg1962rep
Brown FredricThe Screaming MimiSabre£5.00vg
Kipling RudyardThe Second Jungle BookPan£4.00vg+19671st
Lindop Audrey ErskineThe Singer not the SongFontana£2.50f19591st
Betteridge DonThe Spies of PeenemundeCorgi£4.00vg+19591st
Galton & SimpsonThe Spy with a Cold NoseArrow£2.50vg19671st
Ray ReneThe Strange World of Planet XDigit UK£15.00vg19631st
Wyss Johann RudolfThe Swiss Family RobinsonFontana£2.50vg19611st
Sneider VJThe Tea House of the August MoonPanther£2.50vg19574th
Sneider VernThe Teahouse of the August MoonSignet£3.00
Burke JohnThe TrapPan£2.50g1st
Mason RichardThe World of Suzie WongFontana£5.00vg19608th
Stevenson Robert LThe Wrong BoxPan£2.50vg+1st
Storey DavidThis Sporting LifePenguin£2.00
Fleming IanThunderballPan£2.50vg196513th
Noble MartinTin MenStar£2.50vg19871st
Braithwaite ERTo Sir, With LoveNEL£2.50vg1969
Mankiewicz Don MTrialDigit UK£3.00vg-1st
Portis CharlesTrue GritPenguin£1.00vg-1971rep
Brophy JohnTurn the Key SoftlyPan£4.00vg1st
Dunn NellUp the JunctionPan£2.50vg8th
Canning VictorVenitian BirdPan£3.50vg+1st
Westerheimer DavidVon Ryans ExpressPan£2.50vg1st
Sylvester RobertWe Were StrangersSignet£5.00vg1st
MacLean AlistairWhen Eight Bells TollFontana£2.50vg197212th
Leasor JamesWhere the Spies ArePan£1.50vg6th
Poolman KennethWolf PackCorgi£5.00vg19591st
Bartok EvaWorth Living ForConsul£7.50vg19611st
Fleming IanYou Only Live TwicePan£3.50vg+19662nd

As I said;

Thomas - The Devil's Mistress - Film

BRADFORD – Thornton – Wike –

Rail Centres: Leeds/Bradford by Stephen Batty

The Usual Ian Allen Quality 160 pages well illustrated well written and well indexed. Quality paper and quality reproduction of photographs. A fine hard back and a fine (clipped) dj Through the post to any UK destination £9.00


A Century of Public Transport in Bradford 1882-1982 by DJ Croft

24 page Occasional Local Publication No. 4 Bradford MC 8X6 illustrated Posted to any UK Address


Thornton in Times Past by Alan Whitworth

Thornton in Times Past by Alan Whitworth

48 pages mainly illustrations with explanatory text published 1987. The quality of the reproduction of the photographs is much better than illustrations in other books in the same series. A couple of places a previous owner has underlined text. The price includes UK P&P


WIKE “Where they’re all alike” Memories of Wyke Village

WIKE – “Where they’re all alike”

60 pages well illustrated undated Price below includes UK P&P


Written by Geoff J Mellor in 1983 , printed in Huddersfield, this is 64 soft covered publication that attempts to list, in most cases with photos the sixty or so cinemas the city (including Shipley) has possessed. Not all at the same time.

A good solid reference work.

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The Cinemas of Bradford

The price below includes UK P&P


The Chartist Rising in Bradford

The Chartist Risings in Bradford

D.G. Wright. Bradford Libraries and Information Service, 1987. £3.00

Since the publication of AJ Peacock’s Bradford Chartism 1838-40, in 1969, there has been a great need of a continuation of the story, particularly to include the events in the tumultuous year of 1848, when Bradford played a crucial part in ‘the greatest mass movement of working class political and social protest in British history’. This opinion was emphasised but never elaborated upon some twenty years ago by FC Mather in his Historical Association pamphlet on Chartism, in which he stated that ‘the Bradford District of the West Riding was perhaps the most outstanding centre of physical force Chartism in England in the spring of 1848’. Until now it has only been possible to follow the story in newspapers of the period or in doctoral theses and so the appearance of David Wright’s booklet is to be greatly welcomed.

Few historians are better qualified to write upon this subject than Dr Wright, who for over twenty years has made a special study of the social and political history of nineteenth century Bradford, and the booklet does not disappoint. In particular he treads a judicious path between the importance of local details and the wider implications of regional and national events. Most important of all he gives full consideration to the effect Anglo-Irish relationships had upon Bradford’s volatile population during a period of great industrial unrest.

Almost thirty years ago Asa Briggs in Chartist Studies urged historians to recognise that the all-embracing concept of the six points of the Charter motivated different social groups in different times and places with differing degrees of intensity. Dr Wright has produced a model essay on the Briggs pattern in which he analyses Chartism in Bradford, from its roots in the Great Strike of 1825 to the Anti-Poor Law agitation in the late 1830s and on to the first rising in January 1840. But it is in the later events that the author breaks new ground, looking in detail at the Plug-drawing riots of 1842 and the more menacing threats to law and order in 1848. Of particular interest is the changing composition of both the Chartist leadership and its supporters during the whole period. At first the movement was dominated by men with English names, often hand-weavers from the outer townships, especially Horton, but after 1840 it took on an Irish tinge, being increasingly dominated by the bete-noir of the Bradford middle classes, the hard drinking, wife-beating George White, and his fellow-Irishman, John Smyth.

In retrospect Chartism seems to have been a dismal failure, but that point of view fails to do justice to important and enduring aspects of the movement that were without violent intent, notably the Temperance Chartists and those bodies concerned with Adult Education, Co-operation and Social Christianity. It also forgets the powerful radical political heritage which Chartism bestowed on the West Riding, for the radical tradition was nourished by memories of the stirring events of the 1840s. It is no coincidence that towards the end of the century the West Riding became the most important centre of Independent Labour Party activity, with Bradford always to the fore.


The Chartist Risings in Bradford – D G Wright

74 page booklet Pub 1987′ The price below includes postage in UK


Roger of Manningham or The Wild Boar of Undercliffe

1900 (or there about, not the 2020 reprint) Princess Theatre, Bradford, Book of Words 32 page programme with adverts. Complete but tape on the spine. Price is for the item posted to UK address.


Textile Voices = Mill Life This Century – Olive Howarth – Bradford Heritage Unit

84 pages well illustrated To any UK abode £7.50


Bradford by Joseph Fieldhouse

2nd revision paperback published in 1981 (first published in 1972) 216 pages with illustrations and index. A fine paperback copy. Delivered to your UK address


JOHN BERRY – Heckmondwike’s Own HANGMAN

John Berry was born in Blanket Hall Street (the way down to Morrisons) in 1852. Though the bulk of the book is about his career as the Nations Public Executioner or “Hangman”, the bits that I found most interesting was about growing up in Heckmondwike, his early career choices and his life after retirement when he campaigned against Capital Punishment.

The book plots his career and the innovations he made to his “trade” detailing some of his more famous executions. I know the subject is gruesome, but if you are a serious scholar of Spen Valley History a copy is essential for your collection.

Just as an aside, what is it that attracts Yorkshiremen to this profession, not counting the failed drunk from Dewsbury?


Executioner The Chronicles of James Berry – Victorian Hangmen by Stuart P Evans

Published by Sutton Publishing in 2004, 356 pages indexed and illustrated I can despatch (no pun intended) a hardback copy to a UK address for



Executioner The Chronicles of James Berry – Victorian Hangmen by Stuart P Evans – Paperback

The paperback is large scale (essentially the same book as the hard back but with card covers.


Walking & Strolling around Sidmouth


Bypaths & Strolls around SIDMOUTH two pamphlets

Published by The Sid Vale Association. Strolls 3rd edition early 70’s 40 pages and an inserted folded map. Bypaths 17th edition 32 pages with inserted folded map. Both as new. Through the post anywhere in UK (including Sidmouth)


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