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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

George Lane

Apart from the following list of books he illustrated, I know nothing about George Lane except he produced illustrations for Swift Annuals 1 and 2 (1954-55).

Illustrated Books
"Dicing with Death" by Nevil Lloyd. London, Metchim & Son, 1936.
Come Motor Racing With Me by Ian Nickols. London, Frederick Muller, 1954.
Eight Short Stories, ed. A. J. Merson. London, Longmans, Green & Co., 1954.
Le Mans, 1954, compiled by the staff of The Motor. London, Temple Press, 1954.
Battle on the Ice by John Gunn. London, Lutterworth Press, 1956.
The Canal Children by Hilda Haig-Brown & Zillah Walthew. London, Longmans, 1956.
Abbey on the Warpath by Eric Leyland. London, Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1958.
Great Moments in Motoring by Phil Drackett. London, Phoenix House, 1958; New York, Roy Publishers, 1958.
Half-Term Adventure by Eric Leyland. London, Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1958.
Men of Glory. An adventure book for boys by Hastings Macdonald. London, Hulton Press, 1958.
Midnight Rally by Michael Gibson. London, Hamish Hamilton, 1958.
Midsummer Mystery by Sylvia Little. London, Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1958.
The Mystery of the Car Bandits by Robert Martin. London, Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1958.
The Mystery of the Friendly Forger by Robert Martin. London, Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1958.
The Mystery of the Golden Skulls by Robert Martin. London, Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1958.
The Mystery of the Long Shadow by Robert Martin. London, Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1958.
The Provost's Jewel by Elisabeth Kyle. London, Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1958.
Submarine Island by John Gunn. London, Lutterworth Press, 1958.
West Wind by Elisabeth Kyle. London, Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1958.
Great Moments in Detection by Julian Holland. London, Phoenix House, 1959.
The Scarlet Man by F. H. Wiseman. London, Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1959.
Abbey on the Warpath by Eric Leyland. London, Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1960.
Automobiles Work Like This by Phil Drackett. London, Phoenix House, 1960.
The Mystery of the T.V. Crooks by Robert Martin. London, Thomas Nelson & Sons., 1960.
The Scooter Adventure by Stephen Mogridge. London, Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1960.
A History of Invention by Egon Larsen. London, Phoenix House, 1961; revised, London, Dent, 1969.

6 comments:

  1. Hi Steve,
    I am wondering if this is the same George Lane who lived in Kensington (Earls Court to be exact) during the war, was married to Bris and had a daughter who would be about 70ish now. If it is I knew them quite well when I was a boy. Perhaps you could advise me. Kindest regards
    Mike Tilyard

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  2. Hi Mike,

    I don't have any information on Lane beyond what I've written (which isn't much). If the person you knew was an artist or illustrator, there's a chance it could be the same person. Otherwise I have no way of knowing.

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  3. Hi Steve,
    George Lane worked for "The Motor" magazine in the UK for a considerable time. I can send you some pictures if you'd like me to.
    Regards,
    Stuart

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  4. Hi Stuart,

    Yes, I'd certainly be interested. My direct mail address can be found below the photo, top left.

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  5. Hi, Jenny lane is my cousin, she is 80 this year, George Lane was her father, and Bris his wife was my Godmother .She has several of his works still .
    Clare Cook

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  6. Hi Clare,

    It would be very interesting to learn more about George and his career. If you fancy contributing something, you can drop me a line directly - my email address can be found just under the photo at top left of this page.

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