Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Babs Moore

Anonymous has posted a question in the comments to my little piece on Cora Linda: "What about Babs Moore, 1930s author with Newnes Pocket Novels? Definitely wrote A Young Girl's Peril, printed as Newnes Pocket Novel no.8, 19th August 193?"

It's a series that hasn't been fully indexed, so if Anonymous has that issue to hand it would be interesting to learn if any other titles are advertised on that particular issue.

Newnes' Pocket Novels ran at least three series, the first in 1916-24 was in a very small format, 6" by 4 1/2". This became Newnes' Pocket Friendship Novels with issue 132 (1923) until the series ended with issue 151. It was then relaunched as Newnes' Pocket Novels (New Series) in a slightly larger size (7" x 5") and ran for 142 issues between 1926 and 1931. It was then relaunched again in another new series which ran from 1932. It's this third series that probably included the above title, which would date it 1932.

The only other titles by Babs Moore that I can trace are A Neglected Warning (NPN (New Series) no. 53, 1928) and The Man She Wronged (NPN (New Series) no. 100, 1930). I know absolutely nothing about the author.

1 comment:

  1. I have a copy of 'The man she wronged' I love the adverts but haven't read the novel yet.



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