Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Boys Will Be Boys by E. S. Turner

The Story of Sweeney Todd, Deadwood Dick, Sexton Blake, Billy Bunter, Dick Barton et al.
First published 1948; cover shown is the 1976 Penguin Books (UK) paperback edition.
Cover by John Gorham/Danny Posner/Hassall.
304p. Non-fiction/Reference.

First sentence: Charles Addams, the macabre-minded artist of The New Yorker, has a sketch of a sinister-looking building which bears a notice: 'Beware of the Thing'.

1 comment:

Vanda Symon said...

How funny that these stories should have a cover look that is more Norman Rockell (ie sweet as pie) than sinister!

It is a cool cover, saying that.