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Uncle and the Treacle Trouble

Uncle and the Treacle Trouble

by J. P. Martin

Publisher Jonathan Cape


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  • UK First Edition
  • First Printing
  • Hardcover

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A great mural, commissioned by the King of the Badgers after the defeat of the Badfort crowd at Crack House, is to be painted on the wall at Homeward by Waldovenison Smeare. To protect the mural while it is being painted Uncle employs a watchman called Sleepy Sam, who sleeps in a wheelbarrow and is paid two loaves of bread and two quarts of Koolvat. Sleepy Sam is immediately put to work when Beaver Hateman tries to climb in through Uncle's window . . .

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About the Author

J. P. Martin

John Percival Martin also known as J.P. Martin, was an English author best known for his Uncle series of children's stories.

Martin was born in Scarborough in the county of Yorkshire in summer 1879 and became a Methodist minister in 1902 before serving as a missionary in South Africa and as an army chaplain in Palestine during the First World War. After the Second World War he lived in the village of Timberscombe in Somerset, where he died in March 1966. In 1906 he married Nancy Mann in Johannesburg.

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  • Book Condition & Notes

    This copy has a lean, some shelf wear to the boards and slight discolouration to the page block. The front and back boards are slightly bowed. The jacket is worn at the corners and lightly creased at the top and bottom of the spine. There is a mark in the top right hand corner of the front end paper.

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