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Friday Fun – Ghosts

I haven’t got a book scan for this post, but this is a top game for any fellow word-lovers out there. When we were little, one night a week me and my brother went...

What the Doctor ordered, 1937

Surely nothing can go wrong with cigarettes that come recommended by a doctor? I think you can be quietly reassured by Kensitas, the Mild cigarette. Not that impressive a claim really – 84% of...

Boy Romeo, 1937

Remember the commotion about “video nasties” in the early 1980s and the debate about whether films could affect behaviour? Well, there’s nothing new under the sun, and all that. In this article from a...

Friday Fun – Winking, 1935

Oh, look at this beauty! It’s The Home Entertainer by Sid G. Hedges, the author of my first 1930s book purchase many years ago, The Universal Book of Hobbies and Handicrafts. The chapter on...