First Published 1946 by Newnes

Illustrated by Bernard Bowerman

First edition. Click to enlarge (File size=35KB)
First edition dustwrapper
courtesy of Steven Handy
An account of a girl's year staying on a farm.
The account is divided into months, recounting her adventures in discovering the countryside. Beautifully illustrated throughout.

First Edition: Hardback, terracotta boards with cream blocking; 192pp; cp 12/6. [For information on this edition, thanks to Steven Handy]

2nd edition 1947: enlarged edition with 'many new illustrations' including a new illustration on the title page and sections summarising 'What Jane Saw' at the end of the monthly chapters; c.p. 15/-; 185x250mm; tan boards; gilt blocking and with gilt figuring to front board; 224pp; farm plan front ep and map rear ep; illustrated throughout with woodcuts and colour.
Dustwrapper the small illustrations behind the title missing and 'Second (Enlarged) Edition' printed below.

3rd edition 1953: very heavy, small book; 8vo; green boards with black blocking on spine and front; map eps; 256pp; illustrations in b/w only; cp 8/6.
There were only two Newnes reprints.

3rd edition wrapper. Click to enlarge (File size=47KB)
Third edition 1953

Other Editions:
An extract from the chapter on 'Spring' printed as 'Rain for St Swithin's' in 'Best Stories for Children II' Burke, c1946.

Carousel cover. Click to enlarge
Carousel paperback cover
Carousel 1974: 125x195mm; 287pp; map; 4 full page and twelve sets small b/w Bowerman illustrations; colour photo of girl and dog on cover; cp 35p.

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Last updated Feb 2011