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Max Pemberton (1) (1863–1950)

Author of The Iron Pirate

For other authors named Max Pemberton, see the disambiguation page.

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About the Author

Image credit: British novelist Sir Max Pemberton (1863-1950). Image from Canada in khaki : a tribute to the officers and men now serving in the Canadian expeditionary force (1917)

Works by Max Pemberton

The Iron Pirate (1900) 23 copies
The Lady Evelyn (1906) 8 copies
The House Under the Sea (1902) 8 copies
The Man Who Drove the Car (1910) 5 copies
The garden of swords (2010) 5 copies
The Sea Wolves (2013) 4 copies
A Puritan's Wife (1901) 3 copies
Doctor Xavier (1903) 3 copies
Aladdin of London (2007) 3 copies
Kronstadt 3 copies

Associated Works

The Spy's Bedside Book (1957) — Contributor — 354 copies
Short Stories from the Strand (1992) — Contributor — 139 copies
The Big Book of Victorian Mysteries (2021) — Contributor — 38 copies
The Victorian Mystery Megapack: 27 Classic Mystery Tales (2012) — Contributor — 15 copies
My Best Thriller (1947) — Contributor — 5 copies
I ledige Timer. Tre og tyvende Bind — Author, some editions — 1 copy
Rosemary — Contributor — 1 copy


Common Knowledge



Several individual copies of Cassell’s magazine, once belonging to the Wantage Reading Room, turned up in a bookshop nearby. They have colourful front covers: November 1903, a steam train, billowing smoke at night; March 1903, a terrified gate being chased by a scarecrow with a black crow on its arm; February 1904, a young lady floating in the air, hands in a muff. They are full of interesting stories and articles, for instance ‘The new game of Vigoro’ by M.Randal Roberts (February 1904, pages 346-350. Well illustrated it explains the rules of the game, a cross between tennis and cricket, played wholly with rackets and not bats. ‘Football crowds’ by the same author (March 1903, pages 404-408) is just as interesting, drawing attention to high attendance levels such as 110,802 spectators, the record at the time, at the Crystal Palace Ground for the Cup Final between Tottenham Hotspur and Sheffield United in 1901. Many of the spectators would have been unable to see much action.
These issues have a label stuck on the front cover indicating that they were purchased for the year by J.Kent and should not be removed from the Room under any circumstances.
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jon1lambert | Apr 11, 2020 |

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