Friday, June 24, 2016

Paperback 954: A Shilling For Candles / Josephine Tey (Great Pan G170)

Paperback 954: Great Pan G170 (1st ptg, 1958)

Title: A Shilling for Candles
Author: Josephine Tey
Cover artist: Peff

Estimated value: $15-20
Condition: 9/10

Best things about this cover:
  • OK, Britain, you wanted to go back in time, you love your precious currency ... here you go.
  • This cover is both very creative and very boring. Hard to get "dymanic" from three candle-heads.
  • Peff! 4 of 5 dentist recommend Peff for their patients who chew Peff. Peff!

Best things about this back cover:
  • Formatting. Come on, Britain. You guys have formattting, right? Spaces? Indentations? That stuff?
  • As if "by Horoscope" wasn't unscary enough—you put in inside marquee stars? Now DEATH just looks silly.
  • I'm sorry, "at the séance"? I feel like we missed a plot detail.

Page 123~

Sanger had made further enquiries from many people about that unsympathetic character, Herbert Gotobed.

I assume this is some kind of dream sequence.


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1 comment:

vintagehoarder said...

I think the back cover might have worked better if they'd made it "Death by HORROR Scope!"

(At one time or another I've read all of Tey's books, but I can't remember much about this one. It's obviously not one of her more memorable works.)