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

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  www.tikit.net or www.panfans.club

‘Colditz’, The PAN Harlequin Chocolates connection and Face Masks!

Having mentioned obtaining a signed copy of Pat Reid’s ‘The Colditz Story’ it made me decide to put together a page with all the early PAN titles with a Colditz connection¬†although I actually though I was going to find¬† more that just the four. As well as the one page I’ve also updated all their individual pages. The artists for two are easy to spot, namely F V M who was Francis Marshall who did so many Cartland covers and Sax (Rudolph Michael Sachs) I don’t have an artist for the Eggers cover. I have included pages from the relevant PAN Record magazines and some ‘Escape From Colditz’ merchandise including the board game devised by Pat Reid. These were banned in Germany as they showed the swastika hence the artwork being changed on later editions.


I’d forgotten I had a couple of paintings by Paul Davis, who did 12 Leslie Thomas covers for PAN plus a couple of others, that he did as advertising for Terry’s Harlequin chocolates hence the spurious connection. I also found an advertisement for Terry’s on YouTube so if you have 32 seconds to spare click HERE.


I have only just found these face masks which are not really PAN but included because of the same name from back in 2014 when we went to Croatia and I rounded up several PAN beer items. Since then Tomi has been sending me other PAN branded items such as playing cards, a T shirt and these face masks. Hopefully I won’t need them anytime soon.


FOOTNOTE I’m always pleased to find I get around 1,500 visitors a week but last week it went up to nearly 6,000. Now left wondering why and can I get there again?¬† The best week was back in 2017 when I got to 74,000 after a mention in The Bookseller magazine. Happy to receive any requests for items to include in these blogs such as covers of specific authors or featuring a particular artist etc that you would like to see.