Another batch of 14 children's authors and yet another batch of lovely cover images—I’m getting more and more seduced by these writers all the time, which suggests, I suppose, that I—however foolishly—do judge books by their covers!
|A 1929 novel with a groovy 60s cover|
This batch includes DOROTHY ANN LOVELL, whose In the Land of the Thinsies, about a girl who slips through an escalator to a strange flat land, was recently discussed by Sarah Bakewell and looks quite charming.
|Illustration from Dorrothy Ann Lovell's|
In the Land of the Thinsies
I've been growing more and more infatuated lately with Scottish settings (surely a trip to Scotland can't be too far behind???), and I can't imagine that I'll be able to resist sampling ELINOR LYON's Ian and Sovra novels, adventure stories set in the Highlands and now reprinted by Fidra. In fact, these posts on children’s authors have led me to explore all the books published by small presses like Fidra, Girls Gone By, and Jane Nissen Books—which will surely only wreak more havoc on my book-buying budget.
|A rather ominous Elinor Lyon cover|
For example, after reading my first girls' school novels recently, perhaps I'll be seduced by some of PHYLLIS MATTHEWMAN's tales as well? Indeed, I might just have to check out one of ELSIE OXENHAM's Abbey Girls novels, too, as the setting in and around an ancient abbey sounds rather appealing. (I wonder why the first two books of the series, at least, published as they were in 1914 and 1920 and therefore out of copyright, haven't been made available by Google Books or Project Gutenberg?) And Awesome Books has already seduced me into nabbing a cheap copy of Fidra's edition of MARGOT PARDOE's The Far Island. I do love a bargain!
|An irresistible cover for one of|
Matthewman's romance novels for adults
I only recently discovered that Gwendoline Courtney's cousin, PHYLLIS IRENE NORRIS, also wrote fiction for girls. It appears that she is not nearly so widely known as Courtney?
And surely some of you brilliant readers have read K. M. PEYTON's Flambards novels, set in a crumbling manor house. Are they as intriguing as they sound?
The full list of 14 is below, and all are already added to the main list.