Mary Angela Dickens

Smike & Dotheboys Hall and other stories

Tiny Tim – Oliver Twist – Pip’s Adventure

As retold by Mary Angela Dickens illustrated by Harold Copping, published by Raphael Tuck undated £2.50 each.


It was explained to me that men’s paperbacks survive and women’s don’t because men by nature are hoarders. Men read a book and then save it, whilst women read a book then pass it on. It was worked out that men’s books were read about 1.7 times, women’s 5.6. Whatever “women’s” titles are rare which is why I found some of these authors difficult to track down. one of them, “The Man She Loved” lists no author, but I found one bookseller who attributed it to Jean Hope, I don’t know if this was correct or not.

Women’s Romance at £5.00 each

Please specify which book you require. P&P free in UK



Hope Jean ?The Man she LovedWoman’s Popular£5.00
King PhilippaHe Promised to Marry HerGlamour£5.00
Merle MargaretJealousy’s VictimRomantic Novels£5.00
Murray SheilaTo Keep His LoveLucky Star£5.00
Douglas MLove and LifeMy Pocket Library£5.00
Douglas M IThe Artist’s DreamMy Pocket Library£5.00
O’Brian DeirdreInsult to LoveFan Romances£5.00
Mannin EthelPilgrmsJarrolds£5.00
Mannin EthelWomen also DreamJarrolds£5.00
Spiers & ReedPotter’s ClayMellifont£5.00

Confession – The Shadow Between

Published by Gerald G Swan in 1947. 52 pages of very short stories, much in the vein of Swan very few of the authors are credited. The price includes UK P&P



Island of Dreams by Stanley Hall

Miracle Library (1955 ?) No.126 64 pages Price includes UK postage


Fu Manchu – Sax Rohmer


Rohmer SaxThe Bride of Fu ManchuPyramid£2.50vg
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Rohmer SaxThe Mystery of Dr. Fu-ManchuCorgi£3.50vg+
Rohmer SaxThe Devil DoctorCorgi£3.50vg+
Rohmer SaxThe Si-Fan MysteriesCorgi£2.50vg+
Rohmer SaxDaughter of Fu-ManchuCorgi£3.50vg+
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Children’s Hardback Fiction –

Battler Britton Book 2

Fleetway Publications Ltd, 1961. Hardcover. Condition: vg+ no inscription. Dust Jacket vg unclipped. . A second collection of some of the war time exploits of Wing Commander Robert Hereward Britton 19.5cm x 14cm Hardback 253 pages. Available in the shop for £7.50.


Battler Britton Book 2

253 page Hardback with Dust Jacket. With UK P&P included £10.00


Murray Finds a Chum – May Wynne £2.50

A Garland for Girls – Louisa M Alcott £2.50

Daddy’s Girl – L T Meade £2.50



AnthologyGreat Ghost StoriesPanther£3.50
AnthologyTold in the DarkPan£2.50
Asquith CynthiaWhen Churchyards YawnArrow£2.00
Bloch RobertMore NightmaresBelmont£10.00
Bloch RobertNightmaresBelmont£7.50
Booton KageThe Troubled HouseFour Square£2.50
Edited SissonsIn the Dead of NightPanther£2.50
Friedman FaviusGreat Horror MoviesScholstic£1.00
Grubb DavisOne Foot in the GraveArrow£3.00
Hartley L PThe Travelling Grave and other storiesBarker Dragon£15.00
HitchcockHitchcock PresentsPan£1.00
HitchcockLate at Night Part 1Pan£3.50
Hitchcock (ed)Once Upon a Dreadful TimeDell£2.00
Hitchcock AlfredLate at Night Part IIPan£3.00
Hitchcock AlfredMy Favorites in Suspence Part TwoPan£2.50
Hodgson WHThe House on the Border LandManor£5.00
Hopkins R ThurstonCavalcade of GhostsPanther£8.00
Howard Ivan (ed)6 and the Silent ScreamConsul£4.00
James MRGhost Stories from AntiquityPan£2.50
Knowler JohnThe TrapPanther£3.00
Lovecraft HPAt the Mountains of MadnessPanther£7.50
Lovecraft HPDagonPanther£4.00
O’Donnell ElliotFamily GhostsConsul£5.00
Poe and VerneThe Mystery of Gordon Arthur PymPanther£3.00
Poe Edgar AlanTales of Mystery and ImaginationPan£2.50
Shelley MaryFrankensteinWDL£5.00
Stoker BramDraculaArrow£2.50
Stoker BramDraculaArrow£5.00
Stoker BramDracula’s GuestArrow£2.50
Stoker BramThe Lair of the White WormArrow£2.50
Thal Herbert VanGreat Ghost StoriesPanther£2.50
Thomson (ed)More Not at NightArrow£2.00
Thomson C C edStill Not at NightArrow£2.00
Van Thal (ed)5th Pan Book of Horror StoriesPan£2.50
Van Thal (ed)6th Pan Book of Horror StoriesPan£2.50
Van Thal (ed)The 8th Pan Book of Horror StoriesPan£4.00
VariousNot at NightArrow£2.50
Wells HGThe Valley of SpidersFontana£1.00
Wheatley DennisThe Haunting of Toby JuggArrow£2.00
Wheatley DennisTo the Devil a DaughterArrow£3.00
Wollheim Donald A Ed.Terror in the Modern VeinDigit UK£3.00



Borough of Batley 1868 – 1968 Centenary

28 page 8X5 illustrated booklet in fine condition.



Borough of Batley – Civic Week – 1948 – Official Handbook

34 page 9X6 booklet, no illustrations.


The History of Batley 1800-1974 by Malcolm H. Haigh

The History of Batley 1800 -1974 by Malcolm H Haigh in 1978 reprinted twice but still hard to find. The fact the Malcolm was a journalist must have contributed to the fact that this is a fantastically readable book. I am a great fan of local history books but some are badly written, as not everybody however they love local history are good authors which is why I have not tried to write one myself. I have a copy without d.j. £25.00

The History of Batley 1800-1974 by Malcolm H. Haigh

Malcolm displays his journalistic skills in writing this incredibly readable book. This book is essential in any Batley collection. The price below includes UK P&P


Published by Max Parrish in 1957. 188 pages with index. Theodore Cooke Taylor was more than a Woollen Manufacturer. A Liberal MP who fought the Chinese Opium Trade. He was a pioneer, and probably the most successful exponent of profit sharing in industry. Still at his desk at the age of 102.

Batley Parish Church School 1861 – 1961

Batley Parish Church School 1861-1961

pp 24 Very good in blue card wrappers, some marks to upper cover. Internally the paper is fresh, a liitle foxing to the central pages. Published to commemorate the school centenary, the book contains several pre-1900 and early 20th century class photographs. From the collection of a former costume designer at Yorkshire Television, who studied at Leeds College of Art. Price below includes UK P&P


The Batley Variety Club Review Vol 1 No. 1

The Batley Variety Club Review Vol 1 No. 1

16 page Souvenir Issue undated, illustrated. The price below includes P&P in UK


Taylor of Batley – The Story of 102 Years by George A Greenwood

Published by Max Parrish in 1957. 188 pages with index. Theodore Cooke Taylor was more than a Woollen Manufacturer. A Liberal MP who fought the Chinese Opium Trade. He was a pioneer, and probably the most successful exponent of profit sharing in industry. Still at his desk at the age of 102.

Taylor of Batley – The Story of 102 years – George A Greenwood

Published by Max Parrish in 1957. 188 pages with index. Theodore Cooke Taylor was more than a Woollen Manufacturer. A Liberal MP who fought the Chinese Opium Trade. He was a pioneer, and probably the most successful exponent of profit sharing in industry. Still at his desk at the age of 102. This is a fine book in a near fine dj (clipped). The price below includes UK P&P


Batley Official Guide

Early 60’s 52 page booklet, I still miss the Park Pavilion was sorry to see it go. £7.50

Batley Working Men’s Club & Institute 1872 – 1972

A 24 page pamphlet issued October 11th 1972 to celebrate the Centenary of the club, Notes about the history of the old and new club, with illustrations and adverts. Available in the shop for £5.00

Batley Working Men’s Club and Institute 1872 -1972

A 24 page pamphlet issued October 11th 1972 to celebrate the Centenary of the club, Notes about the history of the old and new club, with illustrations and adverts. Price below includes UK P&P


Batley & District Hospital Bazaar Souvenir Handbook 1926

Pretty tatty copy, but where else would you find one. 104 pages with a bit of history and of a few people and buildings, the old, present and proposed hospitals. But to me the greatest interest is in the local advertisements (there are a number of national adverts). The best illustration to me though was the Batley Co-op. In the shop £8.00 through the post £10.50 (UK)

Batley & District Hospital Bazaar Souvenir Handbook 1926

95 year old souvenir so I doubt if anybody remembers the Bazaar. Price below includes UK P&P


BRADFORD – Thornton – Wike –

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


Hodder & Stoughton




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Old Inns and Pubs of Leeds by Barrie Pepper

Published by Alewords in 1997 66 pages well illustrated a fine copy, in the post in the UK for a total of £5.00



LEEDS – Ivan Broadhead

Published in 1990 146 pages well illustrated in Black & White and Colour, photographs and drawings. I must admit I have looked at the pictures but have not read it but it seems a good Balance of illustrations and text and helpfully has an index. Price Below includes UK P&P


LEEDS the back to front inside out upside down city – Patrick Nuttgens

Leeds the back to front inside out upside down city – Patrick Nuttgens

A 70 page well illustrated paperback published in 1979 The price below includes UK P&P


Leeds Cinemas Remembered – Robert E Preedy

56 pages of Photos and Facts in a 8″X6″ paperback published privately(?) in 1980 this fine copy is available in my shop for £10


56 pages of Photos and Facts in a 8″X6″ paperback published privately(?) in 1980 Price below includes UK P&P


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