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Sad News, Gumbles and Dust Jackets

Sadly my Father-in-Law died last week. Bob had been suffering for several months but passed away peacefully in his sleep. R.I.P.

I mentioned in the last blog the passing of Desmond Digby original illustrator of the “Gumbles” books and went to sort out my three titles I knew PAN published under the Piccolo imprint. I was surprised to find that I had forgotten one was a later edition after Piccolo changed to Young Piper and that the cover was actually by Sandy Nightingale. I’ve sent her an email and will keep fingers crossed for a reply. PAN only published three of the four titles written by Sidney Wakefield and didn’t include the “Gumbles in Trouble” or the omnibus edition.

I also spotted a variant of a dust jacket on Flickr. This time it was for “Flames Coming Out the Top” by Norman Collins, PAN number 74, and the challenge now is to find a copy. To see the others go HERE. You’ll notice that there are two variant dust jackets for PAN 90 “Action For Slander” as well which makes me wonder how many of the others had more than one?


  • Bazeer Flumore says:

    A belated sorry to hear about your father in law. Hope you guys are ok

    June 17, 2015 at 5:10 pm
    • tikitnet says:

      Thanks Bazeer. Just as we thought things were getting settled the mother-in-law fell and broke her hip. That’ll teach us to feel complacent!

      June 27, 2015 at 1:40 pm

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