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CollectionsYour library (1,191), Film studies (10), The Kings England (40), Co-op collection (30), London Collection (59), Teesside Collection (8), lgbt (104), Wishlist (2), Read but unowned (36), RUS (6), Currently reading (2), for disposal (2), All collections (1,231)

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About meBibliophile from London. Enjoy reading and discussing books, and hope one day perhaps to write one.

About my libraryWide ranging with emphasis on poetry, fiction and history/ topography. Trying to keep it all under control I have all but stopped buying novels and looking online but just can't help popping into a library to see what's on the 'Withdrawn stock for sale' shelf.

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Member sinceNov 30, 2005

Currently readingKing Edward VIII by Philip Ziegler
The Lakers by Norman Nicholson

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What I'd like to know is what's going on in that woodshed! Glad to have you as a friend, Richard.
All the best,
Just thought I'd bob by to say "Hi from Bolton! "
cheers mate much appreciated.
Hello Richard,

From my copies, I have some information you might find useful. The dustjacket of
House on the Beach refers to the author as "a young Kansas City Missouri writer, still in his mid - 20s" Since this was in 1957, his birthdate would be somewhere in the early to mid 1930s. The dustjacket of Salazar Grant likewise mentions Kansas City, refers to the book as his second novel, and says he "shows promise of becoming one of our best writers of top notch suspense novels." But what really may help is that a bookseller has written in pencil on the first page "Pseudonym of George W Potter Jr." along with other information about the book.

I find an author by that name at this site

but am not sure it's him. Amazon lists a George W Potter who wrote "An Irish Pilgrimage" in 1950; maybe that is our Potter's father, or no relation at all.

there are some other listings for EL Withers at Amazon. I've not done anything like an extensive search online, but at least the above info may be a start.

Apparently, you and I are the only people in the entire universe to own two novels by EL Withers.

I thought you might be interested therefore in knowing that I've now scanned their covers (with dust jackets), if you care to add them to your lising.


I'm having a year out- just got a long service award for committee membership . I've been on local and regional committees and the Scottish board of the Co-op group as it is now. I think I may fo back in a year or two.
This is a belated acknowledgement of your sympathetic note to my review of The Alteration. Sometimes it can get lonely out there in review land. Thanks for the encouragement. Have you read Sour Sweet recently enough to review it? I read it during a one year stay in London in 1985-86 and I thought it was quite well done. I was studying at the LSE and unfortunately (fortunately?) read more novels than economics texts. I think your city would be too expensive for me now. :)
I think 1066 has been continuously in print since the 1930's so there sre stacks of copis about, but Richard Bissell has gone somewhat out of fashion. For me he has a vitality lacking in many of the English writers of that time. I got several of my Vaughan Wilkins collection (which is, I think, complete except for one title whose publication is doubtful) from America via Abebooks as their paper and binding were so superior to the wartime and immediately post-war British productions.
Glad to see another Vaughan Wilkins reader - I thought I was the only one left.
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