First Published 1953 by Murray

Illustrated by Lunt Roberts
first edition wrapper. Click to enlarge
first edition dustwrapper
'Michael and Mary' series.
First Edition:: tan boards, dark green lettering; 130x190mm; 151pp; map and 15 b/w illustrations; cp 7s 6d.

BBC Radio Serial 1953:
The story was serialised and broadcast in the BBC programme Children's Hour.
It adapted for radio by Honor Wyatt and broadcast in four weekly episodes from 18th November to 9th December.
The serial was only broadcast on the Home Service in the West Country Region.
For information on this serial - grateful thanks to David Schutte.

Other editions:

Knight 1968. Click to enlarge
1968 Knight paperback
cover not credited
Knight 1968:
Paperback edition; 160pp; b/w frontispiece by Lunt Roberts with signature removed, map, redrawn, but no other illustrations; SBN 340 04005 X; cover not credited; cp 3/6

Reissued 1975: frontispiece and map otherwise not illustrated; ISBN 0-340-04005-X; new cover picture by Barry Raynor; cp 40p

Knight 1975 edn. Click to enlarge (File size=30KB)
1975 Knight paperback
cover by Barry Raynor

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Created April 2001
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