Monday, 14 August 2017
BLAST FROM MY PAST: THE PAN BOOK OF HORROR STORIES...
Behold! A battered 1963 edition of a 1959 book that I read around 1972 or '73. I no longer recall where it came from; whether it was bought by my father or brother, or whether I got it from a jumble sale, but I remember taking it into secondary school one day to read during the breaks. At some stage afterwards, at home, it got spattered with paint flecks when some decorating was in progress, and it lost a corner (which I replaced), but it's held up pretty well for a 54 year old paperback. Regular commenter JP mentioned horror books recently, and I said I'd dig this copy out and post it on the blog - consider it done, JP. Now I might actually re-read it after going to the effort of emptying half a cupboard to find it.
And below, after hours of painstaking work, is a digitally cleaned up presentation of the cover. I don't think I'll bother doing the same with the back cover - not for a good while at least. Far too time-consuming. Must confess though, I did a good job - even if I say so myself.
Posted by Kid at Monday, August 14, 2017