Owls, further

It’s seems to be book week here on Quad Royal.

I was leafing through the wonderful Barbara Jones book (as mentioned before, but I have now read it and it is worth every penny and some more) and found this.  It’s late Barbara Jones, from 1970, but she’d clearly lost none of her touch, especially where owls were concerned.

Barbara Jones Twit and Howlet book

There is more owlage on the other side.

Barbara Jones Twit and Howlet back cover

And, from the sound of it, even more within.

The Owls were a large family of uncles, aunts, cousins and Grandma, who lived in an oak-tree called The Pines. Howlet and Twit, the twins, were the youngest of them, and sometimes they were indulged and sometimes they were sat upon, like everyone else.

But I shall never know any more of it than that.

Because, having a thing for owls, and Barbara Jones owls most of all, I went out searching.

And it is there.  But it’s £650.  Ouch.

So no more pictures – unless of course someone out there has a copy?

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  1. mm
    Posted September 16, 2010 at 10:25 am | Permalink

    It may not be so bad! Included with this copy you get two original Barbara Jones drawings for the book.

  2. crownfolio
    Posted September 16, 2010 at 11:49 am | Permalink

    Ah, that makes more sense then. Thanks for that. So perhaps there is a chance that I might get my sticky paws on a copy. One day.

  3. Emme
    Posted September 16, 2010 at 11:01 pm | Permalink

    ‘Tis e’er so delightful!

  4. Murgatroyd
    Posted September 21, 2010 at 11:28 pm | Permalink

    Marvellous! I’ve been keeping an eye out for a copy of this for a little while now…one day my chance will come…but not at £650! hee hee 😉

  5. crownfolio
    Posted September 22, 2010 at 7:46 am | Permalink

    If I should happen to stumble across two perfect speciments, I’ll let you know!

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