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978-0099240709

Worzel Gummidge and the treasure ship

Worzel Gummidge and the treasure ship

by Barbara Euphan Todd

Publisher evans

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About the book

Miss Dollit opens an antique shop and tea-garden called "The Treasure Ship" and finds willing helpers in Robin and Marlene. Of course, the scarecrow colony becomes involved too - and Worzel Gummidge is given a job as a hatstand, which he undertakes in sulky silence. Earthy Mangold, dressed in Miss Dollit's twinset and skirt, is often to be seen propped at a table drinking tea to encourage passers by to join her. Saucy Nancy, the ship's figurehead, who has appeared in earlier gummidge stories, is bought by Miss Dollit to join the motley collection of plaster gnomes, toadstools, etc., which adorn the tea-garden. The children have many curious adventures with their scarecrow friends and Worzel Gummidge even gives a lecture to a local bird watching club.

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About the Author

Barbara Euphan Todd

Barbara Euphan Todd (1890-1976), the only child of a country parson, was brought up in Yorkshire, before being sent to boarding school in Surrey when she was fourteen. She worked as a VAD during the First World War, and after her father’s retirement lived with her parents in Surrey and began writing. Her work was published in magazines such as Punch and the Spectator and, in the 1920s, she began to publish children’s books. After her marriage to Commander John Bower RN in 1932 some of her books were written in collaboration with him. Her first Worzel Gummidge book appeared in 1936; it was followed by nine others. Miss Ranskill Comes Home appeared in 1946 and although it was published under the relatively unknown name of Barbara Bower, partly perhaps in homage to her husband, who died after a long illness in 1940, it was extremely successful both in England and America. Her husband’s daughter by his first marriage was Ursula Graham Bower (1914-88): some elements of her life among the Nagas during WW2 inspired her stepmother’s novel.

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  • Book Condition & Notes

    Near-fine first edition with slight bruising to top and bottom edges and foxing on page edges. Small scuffs on front and back panel. In a clipped dust jacket with small tears to top and bottom edges and a tear to top of back page.

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