PAN Fans Club

Let's talk about PAN paperbacks, the blog for those that do judge a book by its cover. Main site is at or

PAN Fans Club - Let's talk about PAN paperbacks, the blog for those that do judge a book by its cover. Main site is at or

For Adults Only!

I’ve always been disappointed that PAN didn’t give away more bits and pieces linked to their titles unlike Penguin but I have managed to get hold of a calendar given away in 1974 to coincide with the publication of ‘The Pin-up: A Modest History’ by Mark Gabor.

To see the calendar containg images of disrobed ladies click HERE

I noticed that this book has been reprinted by Taschen in 2000 with the same cover as the PAN edition.

What have you found inside a PAN?

Rob Waterhouse, a fellow PAN Fan from Australia, emailed me to say he had got a copy of ‘A Throne Of Bayonets’ PAN 350 with an slip reporting an error. I have managed to find a copy with this insert and added it to the page but he is fortunate in that his copy also has a slip mentioning Joyce Weiner, Author’s Agent which I find adds greatly to the interest.

This got me onto thinking about bits and pieces I’ve found over the years, mostly adds for life insurance, bus tickets or shopping lists but occasional PAN related bookmarks and other errata slips which I ‘ll blog about at another time. Two good finds were a) hand written and then typed detail plot analysis notes  by Marc Brody (Bill Williams) of the novel ‘A Forest Of Eyes’ PAN 248 and b) a copy of the Domino letter in a pristine copy of ‘Thunderball‘ I got for 20p. I see someone is currently asking £750 for one on eBay, funny but there doesn’t seem to be a rush of bidders!

Finally I was going to mention GP17 / X100 but I don’t want to fall foul of the London 2012 Brand Protection ……


I’m often asked about dustjackets and how many titles had them. So far I make it 21 but if you have  any I may have missed please let me know. I have made a page to show them all which can be found here.


Following James Bond In Kent

Just been in Kent for a couple of weeks camping and amazingly we only had one night of wind and rain! Before we went I looked on the 007 MAGAZINE website and managed to get to one of the mentioned locations namely Pett Bottom where there is a plaque on the wall of the Duck Inn commemorating the fact Ian Fleming stayed there while writing “You Only Live Twice” Here I am holding my 1965 copy which also has a film tie-in dust jacket and states on the back ‘Not for sale in the UK’