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Margaret Powling

What a delightful book, even if the picnic was rather odd by today's standards - no crisps or Cola! If you want to find more books by Alice Massie have you tried some of the children's book dealers? I expect you have, but Peakirk Books in Peterborough has a wonderful stock of children's books. Have a look at www.peakirkbooks.com Also, in FOLLY magazine (Fans of Light Literature for the Young) there is a list of children's book dealers www.follymagazine.co.uk
Good hunting!

Margaret Powling

Just a PS:
I've had a look at the Peakirk Books website and they have one book by Alice Massie entitled Told by Eileen.

Melissa!

One of my favorite bookstores in town has a large selection of used and rare books and records. I searched for Alice Massie on their website, was taken to an ABE link and came up with this -
http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?an=Alice+Massie&sortby=2&sts=t&x=59&y=13
There might be titles here that you aren't able to find near you.
I look forward to finding out how this unfolds for you!

rosie

I'll keep my eyes peeled (what a phrase) for Alice Massie. Love the description of the picnic. Funniest children's picnic I've ever come across was in a book by Fanny and Johhny Craddock (for the early 60s, I think) which included smoked salmon sandwiches. They must have been very wealthy kids with epicurean tastes.

Nan

How very wonderful that you got the book. It looks lovely. Hope you find more.

marie

How lovely to have a little piece of your family history and to be able to enjoy a story of a time when simple pleasures and adventures were enjoyed.

Marie x

Nancy

Try google: "Alice Massie" Mary - or, even: "Alice Massie" Mary book

I did see a site that listed books from 1923 that had not had the copyright renewed - & it included _Bringing Up Mary_.

Writing by Alice Massie is included in at least one _Oxford Annual for Girls_ - & she's listed as one of the authors for _Schoolgirl's Adventure Book_.

Book sites that showed up (I haven't looked into each and every one) include: abebooks.co.uk, antiqbook.co.uk, alibris.com, biblio.com, & the following url has a number of links to book sites: http://www.rsgeerbooks.com/ap_alice_massie.html

Good hunting! I wish I had a children's author somewhere in my family. For quite awhile I collected children's books - certain ones (I won't itemize the categories).

tara

Another writer in the family! I'm glad you were able to find the above copy - I love the cover and illustrations. I do hope you'll be able to locate more of Alice's book.

Helen

I've been meaning to look up Alice Massie since I read this, but this is the first day I've managed to get into the bookroom.

I don't have any books by her, but I knew that her name sounded familiar, so I looked up my (uncomplete!) spreadsheet of authors in annuals, and I have 34 different stories by her in various Oxford annuals for girls, dating from 1911 to 1940, although Oxford did reprint stories from old annuals in new compilations, so the later date probably isn't the date of first publication. I can send you a copy of the relevant bit of the spreadsheet if you'd like.

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