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Notes on A Job for Susan
1. A Job
for Susan (1969) is the eleventh and last book in the Susan series and the last
book Jane Shaw ever published. She did begin a new story, Susan in Trouble, but
the manuscript was abandoned after a few tentative pages. In that story, Susan
and Midge...

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She saw Bill delivering his papers at the almshouses at the foot of Gallery Road. Bill's jaw dropped open when he saw the van driving back, with Joe Taylor apparently very much in command of the situation. His mouth was still open when Susan reached him. "Y...

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Recent Purchases
My copy of SKH was the paperback published by Bettany Press in 2006. It is a good clean edition with illustrations, but it's not the same experience as reading one of the original hardbacks. So, when I came across a mint condition original at a reasonable p...

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As Susan, shaking in every limb, her torch shielded by her hand, crept into the passage leading to the museum, she paused. Oh, horrors! she thought, sniffing, I can smell those foul tumshies! They looked pretty when we popped back the wee lids, but jings, h...

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Paddy Turns Detective illustration
A scene from Chapter 1 of Paddy Turns Detective, Exit Sir Rupert. PDT was the first of the two Spitfire books by Jean Bell, published in 1967. There were at least 24 books in this series. The books are not aimed at any particular audience and cover themes a...

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Elspeth interrrupted, "Ugh, nobody but daft scones like Kenneth bothers about who has the right to wear what tartan. Hundreds of Lowland Scots wear the kilt when they've no more right to wear it than you have. It's just that Kenneth's awful Hielan' sometmes...

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Penhallow Mystery illustration
The first illustration from The Penhallow Mystery shows the Forrest family on their way to their new home in Hallow Haven in the north of Cornwall, described as being located "between Bude and Tintagel.

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The Forrest parents came back full of praise for the house. This was just as well, for by this timethe family were wild to go. Williamsaidthat if it couldn't be Greenland's icy mountains or India's corralstrand, Cornwall would be better than nothing; Vivian...

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Green boards for Breton Adventure with different sports and outdoor equipment, including a bicycle and a tent. My copy has much less equipment.

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The meadows were decked with flowers, and the fruit trees were in blossom as they left Interlaken. "I knew it," said Sara with satisfaction: "we're not too early for the flowers, although every one at home said May was a silly time to come to Switzerland." ...
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