Posted by JDP on November 28, 2000 at 10:14:36:
In Reply to: Library posted by murrisk on November 28, 2000 at 00:25:32:
So now we know where this passion for burrowing and matters earthy really started Murrisk. In the County Library under the watchful eye of Kathleen Walsh.
I think many of us would have similar memories. A parents signature was required for junior members. On the day I joined I persuaded Fergus Reynolds ( opposite the library) to persuade his mother to sign the form and save me an unnecessary scarper home and back. It seemed pointless to me - any mothers scribble would do in this situation.
I remember the taurus entering or leaving the library - cap, scarf, gloves and bicycle clips. The green vinyl floor smelling of Cardinal wax polish and the genial Billy McLoughlin in his dark blue coat and neatly brylcreamed hairstyle.
I was into the geography as well Murrisk. Capt. W.E. John penned a whole plethora of *geography*books. Biggles flew NORTH, SOUTH, EAST and WEST. He flew over the Jungle and the Desert always accompanied by his factotum Ginger!
Apart from the author`s name and string of silly titles the only details I can recall are that Biggles` frequently crashed his plane in remote places and
always took long drags on his cigarette.No doubt there is no space today on the childrens shelves of public libraries for books that glamourise cigarette smoking.
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