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

Staining to boards. Spine slightly cocked. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Some colouring to b/w frontis. Pictorial dustwrapper is heavily repaired with tape to verso which has aged and is now showing through to the front. Some surface paper loss to rear panel of dustwrapper and some loss to spine.

Stock no. 1819217

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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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