Posts Tagged: literature

The Record Books • Abbey Road

Classic paperback. The story of two catholic sisters growing up in a swiftly changing post-war Britain.

The Record Books • Abbey Road

Classic paperback. The story of two catholic sisters growing up in a swiftly changing post-war Britain.

The Record Books • Falling Into You

Pleasantly perky pop-psychology paperback positing prolonged pillow-time produces positive paranormal powers. Poppycock.

The Record Books • Falling Into You

Pleasantly perky pop-psychology paperback positing prolonged pillow-time produces positive paranormal powers. Poppycock.

The Record Books • Talking Book

70s American illustrated pre-school board book containing seven simple sentences, including ‘I love my Mommy’s cakes’ and ‘Daddy works real hard’.

The Record Books • Talking Book

70s American illustrated pre-school board book containing seven simple sentences, including ‘I love my Mommy’s cakes’ and ‘Daddy works real hard’.

The Record Books • Faith

Unauthorised biography of British comedienne and TV personality Faith Brown.

The Record Books • Faith

Unauthorised biography of British comedienne and TV personality Faith Brown.

The Record Books • The Head on the Door

Gruesome whodunnit by a prolific author, a french man of the cloth whose predilection for gore forced him to write under a pseudonym lest his flock – and indeed, his superiors – lose faith in him.

The Record Books • The Head on the Door

Gruesome whodunnit by a prolific author, a french man of the cloth whose predilection for gore forced him to write under a pseudonym lest his flock – and indeed, his superiors – lose faith in him.

The Record Books • Fifth Dimension

This is all golden zonohedra, parallax and superluminal tessellations.

The Record Books • Fifth Dimension

This is all golden zonohedra, parallax and superluminal tessellations.

The Record Books • Close to the Edge

Radical political tract/magazine from 1972. The Y.E.S. (Youth Energy Squad) appear to have considered themselves on the ‘front line’ against all forms of organised society.

The Record Books • Close to the Edge

Radical political tract/magazine from 1972. The Y.E.S. (Youth Energy Squad) appear to have considered themselves on the ‘front line’ against all forms of organised society.

The Record Books • A Day at the Races / A Night at the Opera

Two books by the hugely popular and prolific crime writer, May Mercury. Originally written in the 1930s, these re-editions in the Queen imprint date from the late 60s, and are in mint condition.

The Record Books • A Day at the Races / A Night at the Opera

Two books by the hugely popular and prolific crime writer, May Mercury. Originally written in the 1930s, these re-editions in the Queen imprint date from the late 60s, and are in mint condition.

The Record Books • Brothers in Arms

War comic. Part of a very long series, an epic really, recounting the journey of three boys from early conscription to their various fates. Heroic, tragic, moving.

The Record Books • Brothers in Arms

War comic. Part of a very long series, an epic really, recounting the journey of three boys from early conscription to their various fates. Heroic, tragic, moving.

The Record Books • Astral Weeks

Pictured here is the frontispiece, as the book cover itself is long gone. This appears to be either a learned book of astrology or a misinformed book of astronomy, written in an impenetrable ancient dutch dialect.

The Record Books • Astral Weeks

Pictured here is the frontispiece, as the book cover itself is long gone. This appears to be either a learned book of astrology or a misinformed book of astronomy, written in an impenetrable ancient dutch dialect.

The Record Books • Never Mind the Bollocks

A reader has amended the title, in biro, from the original ‘Never Mind The Bullocks’. It is, perhaps, a succinct critique.

The Record Books • Never Mind the Bollocks

A reader has amended the title, in biro, from the original ‘Never Mind The Bullocks’. It is, perhaps, a succinct critique.

The Record Books • West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum

Case file, from a mental health institution, of a Vladimir Kasabian. Very little hard science within. The asylum’s main concern seemed to be with the inmate’s appearance and hygiene. 

The Record Books • West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum

Case file, from a mental health institution, of a Vladimir Kasabian. Very little hard science within. The asylum’s main concern seemed to be with the inmate’s appearance and hygiene. 

The Record Books • Nevermind

Found in a skip. Don’t know what it is. Possibly religious?

The Record Books • Nevermind

Found in a skip. Don’t know what it is. Possibly religious?

The Record Books • At Folsom Prison

A collection of poetry written while in confinement (7 years for grand theft). Each poem is inspired by a book in the prison library. This copy was stolen from the library, by the author. Ooops.

The Record Books • At Folsom Prison

A collection of poetry written while in confinement (7 years for grand theft). Each poem is inspired by a book in the prison library. This copy was stolen from the library, by the author. Ooops.

The Record Books • The Boy Who Knew Too Much

Sweet, poignant, autobiographical rights-of-passage yarn about the difficulties of growing up a sensitive, intelligent boy in a Kansas village in the 70s.

The Record Books • The Boy Who Knew Too Much

Sweet, poignant, autobiographical rights-of-passage yarn about the difficulties of growing up a sensitive, intelligent boy in a Kansas village in the 70s.

The Record Books • Bad

Gruesome schlock from the prolific Jackson. In this relentless stalkerfest, private eye Dwight Blackman takes on the ‘Shamone’ Killer for the 3rd time. Will the psycho slip through the dick’s fingers yet again? Yes.

The Record Books • Bad

Gruesome schlock from the prolific Jackson. In this relentless stalkerfest, private eye Dwight Blackman takes on the ‘Shamone’ Killer for the 3rd time. Will the psycho slip through the dick’s fingers yet again? Yes.

The Record Books • Blood on the Tracks

Fast-paced 1958 thriller: a jilted train driver hi-jacks his New York subway train to exact revenge upon his love rival, only to threaten the life of his ex-lover. The last 30 pages are missing. Don’t know if she survives.

The Record Books • Blood on the Tracks

Fast-paced 1958 thriller: a jilted train driver hi-jacks his New York subway train to exact revenge upon his love rival, only to threaten the life of his ex-lover. The last 30 pages are missing. Don’t know if she survives.

The Record Books • Horses

Thorough and clear children’s reference book concerning all things equine. Sadly, many of the illustrations within have been disfigured with juvenile amendments and additions, in biro.

The Record Books • Horses

Thorough and clear children’s reference book concerning all things equine. Sadly, many of the illustrations within have been disfigured with juvenile amendments and additions, in biro.

The Record Books • The Stone Roses

A dry history of the 15th century revolving around twin sisters, Maria and Emily Arkwright, separated by the Wars of the Roses. The library card within remains unstamped.

The Record Books • The Stone Roses

A dry history of the 15th century revolving around twin sisters, Maria and Emily Arkwright, separated by the Wars of the Roses. The library card within remains unstamped.