Sunday, 20 November 2016

Postcards for the Weekend – Books

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GB-824766 (from Northern Ireland, October 2016)

I love books, and book covers, and illustrations…
I also have a quite few Penguin Classics in my bookcase.

This one, A Book of Toys by Gwen White, I had never heard of before, so had to google to learn more. I find that it was published in 1946 and belongs in a series of hardback ‘King’ Penguins books, published between 1939 and 1959. It is about the history of toys, with colour illustrations of toys found in British museums. You can see some examples from it here (a blog post by another blogger, from some years ago).

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AU-482921 (from Australia, April 2016)

When I look up Ladybird Books, I find that those too belong to the Penguin group. I haven’t found any specifics about this little book except that it was published in 1961 and seems to belong in a series of what to look for in each of the four seasons.

The Voyage of the DawnTreader

From John in England (May 2016)
…who also knows me under my Blogger alias DawnTreader, Winking smile
which was of course borrowed from this book. (See the top of my sidebar!)

I also own the book with this cover art, along with the other six, in The Complete Chronicles of Narnia box set. (Just a different colour on the strip at the bottom.) And yes, of course Puffin is part of the Penguin publishing house as well…

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (1952) was the third published of the seven Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. In editions sequenced according to Narnian history, it is the fifth.

Weekend Linky Party:


  1. they are all nice and I remember when you were first on here as dawn Treader. I can tell how much you love your books and not just the insides.

    1. I'm still sticking to that signature... For one thing, because it's closely connected to the blog title :)

  2. I have been checking your blog, and waiting for the weekend postcard feature! I guess it's the art, but I could tell from just looking that these books are rather old. John hit the jackpot when he found Dawn Treader! I have just loved your cards! Sorry mine are so late, I have been struggling with a virus. Mailing them first thing tomorrow.

  3. Another fan of C.S. Lewis here...I think it is my favourite card here, but they are all wonderful. I had a lot of Ladybird books when I was young, so I liked that one too.

    Thanks for posting them all!

  4. Of course you had to publish that one... ;)

    I haven't read the Narnia books yet.

  5. Thank you for sharing your book cover reproduction postcards, Monica. I'm checking out the first 2 titles that I'm unfamiliar with in Goodreads. Thanks for joining and linking up. Until next week.


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