Honor Moryfdd Arundel (pictured left above) was a Welsh communist who wrote poetry and children’s books. She was born in October 1919 and wrote over nine stories for children, three of which were published by PAN under the Piccolo inprint. Arundel married the actor Alex McCridle who was a regular television character actor and later appeared in the first `Star Wars’ film in 1977 as General Jan Dodonna, leader of the Rebel Alliance. Honor died in June 1973.
It was while scanning in the covers of the three ‘Emma’ titles I noticed PAN had slipped up. PAN often used the same text pages but changed the covers over the years. The titles printed in 1972 all say the covers are by Mary Dinsdale (pictured centre above) The reprints from 1988 all say ‘Covers by Carol Binch’ (picture right above) on the back cover but ‘Emma’s Island’ still says ‘Cover by Mary Dinsadle’ inside as well!
I emailed Carol as she kindly replied when I mentioned her before but not heard anything back as yet.