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THE RIDDLE OF THE PAINTED BOX

by Malcolm Saville

Illustrated by Lunt Roberts

Published by Noel Carrington. 1st. 1947

Almost very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper. A vivid, fast-moving story of an unusual adventure on the Grand Union Canal. Orange cloth. B/w illustrations. 164 pages.

Spine and corners bumped. Bottom of spine a little faded. Endpapers browned. Foxing to prelims and page edges. Price-cut dustwrapper is edge worn with a few small tears. Slight loss to bottom of spine. Small area of surface paper damage to rear panel. Wrapper is grubby.

Stock no. 1405797

Price £42.00

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Contents

  • This is a vivid, fast-moving story of an unusual adventure on the Grand Union Canal. Michael and Mary Bishop make friends with Vicky, the small but plucky daughter of a delightful couple who pilot a pair of the romantic 'painted boats' from London to Birmingham. They are invited to make the trip with the Whites and only three hours after the Flower of Brentford has chuffed its way out of the great lock at Brentford, they are drawn into a remarkable adventure. Once again Mike's courage and Mary's loyalty carry them through and they are able to help the police and their new friends as well.

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