The Pickled Egg Library

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Re: The Pickled Egg Library

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Well, here are a few to choose from;

https://www.penguin.co.uk/series/LBGU/l ... grown-ups/

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:Well, here are a few to choose from;

https://www.penguin.co.uk/series/LBGU/l ... grown-ups/
Love them all.. Bloody brilliant :rofl2:

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In a similar vein, there's the 'Haynes Explains' series - Teenagers, Babies, Pensioners, Marriage.

https://corporate.haynes.co.uk/press-re ... -christmas

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And they always used to say babies never came with a manual.... Now we know that's not true :)

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Well, "The Famous Five" have grown up, and are trying a few new things. Here are a couple of examples;

https://www.asdagoodliving.co.uk/family ... for-adults

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:Well, "The Famous Five" have grown up, and are trying a few new things....
This particular title

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Reminded me of this cartoon

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For a bit of light entertainment a few books of cartoons would be a welcome addition. Suggestions invited :-D

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Anything by Giles!

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:Anything by Giles!
Giles did a few cartoons featuring a Series One Landrover, reg LRT 140, and a post on the Series One forum indicated that the Giles archive had been presented to Kent University who host the British Cartoon Archive. Haven't had much of a delve as yet but the link to the site is here

https://www.cartoons.ac.uk/

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I love the accuracy of his work. You can easily recognise makes and models (and, on most cases, versions) of cars, and so on. You may also have seen some of his cartoons with a Land Rover towing a very large caravan. Carl Giles actually designed and built that caravan, and towed it around the UK with an early Land Rover. The only problem he had was on the first outing. He had not allowed for the weight of his work, and the wheels collapsed! A friend was able to source wheels of the same main dimensions, but designed for lorry usage. They were up to the job, and the caravan was loved and used.

Photo of caravan;

http://s93.photobucket.com/user/spellca ... 0.jpg.html

The silvery bit was a drop down section, with a small studio in there, so he could draw while he was on holiday.

Cartoon of caravan;

http://s93.photobucket.com/user/spellca ... 5.jpg.html

Here is said Land Rover;

http://www.lrsoc.com/forum/forum_files/Giles5.JPG
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Here is an excerpt from "The Ladybird Book of The Shed"

Roland is spending Easter in the shed, sorting his screws.

While his wife and children visit his mother, Roland is separating his screws into flathead, Philips, PoziDriv, countersunk, double countersunk, bulge head, round head, clutch head, button head, pan head, hex head, flange head, fillister head and miscellaneous. There are also boxes for washers, hooks, pins, and a bag of fluff.

"It needed doing" says Roland.

Something that makes them funnier is that all of the images were already in the Ladybird archives, and have just been re-purposed for these books (no alterations, just a different storyline). I can remember some of them from my childhood days.
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Hell Razor5543 wrote:Here is an excert from "The Ladybird Book of The Shed"

Roland is spending Easter in the shed, sorting his screws.

While his wife and children visit his mother, Roland is separating his screws into flathead, Philips, PoziDriv, countersunk, double countersunk, bulge head, round head, clutch head, button head, pan head, hex head, flange head, fillister head and miscellaneous. There are also boxes for washers, hooks, pins, and a bag of fluff.
Well he's not doing a very good job of it, is he ? They need to be sub-sorted to brass, zinc, stainless, black japanned........ Bloody amateurs :-D

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:rofl2:

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bobins wrote: Well he's not doing a very good job of it, is he ? They need to be sub-sorted to brass, zinc, stainless, black japanned........ Bloody amateurs :-D
Quite right too ;) :lol:

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Another Ladybird Book excerpt, this time from "Boxing Day"

"In this sewage plant, everybody has been busy preparing for the Boxing Day rush.

The sluices have been cleared, extra pumps installed, and all leave cancelled. They hope the equipment will be able to cope.

On the 27th, the exhausted and shell-shocked staff will head home to celebrate a belated Christmas with their families."

What makes you think I have bought a load of these books as silly stocking fillers for friends and family?

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James, they'll be richly appreciated :D Wish I was on your present list ;)