Saturday, October 14, 2006

Agnes Booth

Another day, another author...

Agnes Booth -- Agnes Clara Booth, to give her full name -- lived in West Worthing, Sussex, after the war. She wrote a number of novels ranging from the adventures of a dashing Canadian half- English, half-Indian pilot named John Smith (Red Eagle) to a schoolgirl mystery set in a co-educational school (The Forest Mystery).

She contributed to various annuals, including Adventure Stories for Girls (Odhams, 1956), Ideal Book for Girls (Dean & Son), the Daily Mail Annual for Boys and Girls and the Cherry Ames Girls Annual as well as Swift Annual 2.

The Deerskin Island Mystery, illus. Bernard Venables. London, Hollis & Carter, 1945.
Crooks and Cushions. Leeds, 1948.
The Secret of the Harvest Camp, illus. Marjorie Owen. London, Faber & Faber, 1948.
The Forest Mystery, illus. Reg Forster. London, Faber & Faber, 1949.
Red Eagle, illus. Gertrude Halsey. London, Alvin Redman, 1950.
The Quest of the Stone, illus. J. Yunge Bateman. Welwyn, James Nisbet & Co., 1963.

The Lonely Soldier. A comedy. Manchester, Abel Heywood & Son (White House Plays 483), 1951.

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