Obscure Childhood favorites

Jon Noble jon_p_noble at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 11 17:46:00 EST 2003


--- Otter Perry <ottertee at earthlink.net> wrote:
> 
> > >One more obscure favourite: Nicholas Stuart Gray.
>  I loved his short
> > >stories.  Sadly, I read them from the school
> library, and they're expensive.
> > 
> > Oh, he wrote _The Seventh Swan_ too. I was pretty
> sure I recognised
> > the name and just checked on ABE.  I've been
> keeping an eye out for
> > that one ever since hearing about it somewhere -
> possibly here.  Have
> > you read it?  (See, you won't get a chance to slip
> back into lurking,
> > as you'll have too many questions to answer. ;-) 
> )
> 
> And _The Apple Stone_ and _The Stone Cage_ and so
> on.
> 
> Some of these are in print in the UK.  I just bought
> copies of everything
> I could lay my hands on that I didn't already have,
> including the plays.

I'll add my recomendation, he's well worth buying if
you see him, again another I didn't discover until an
adult (on the recomendation of a friend who had
discovered him as a child). About ten years ago he was
common in book sales but I've not seen anything of
late.

Jon

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