11 August 2018
"Our boys need and deserve books"
Yesterday I was reading one of my John Dickson Carr mysteries, in this case a paperback edition published in 1943, and noticed the page above. Apparently during wartime you could mail a used paperback book to the Army and Navy libraries for a 3c stamp.
Also of some interest was the following list on the next couple pages at the back of the book, listing best-sellers for 1943 (for this company, which obviously leaned toward mysteries). But interesting anyway.
#232 reminded me how much I was enthralled by Eric Ambler's A Coffin for Dimitrios when I read it decades ago - staying up most of a night to finish it, as I recall. I think (hope) I have sufficiently forgotten the plot twist that I'll be able to read and enjoy it again.