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The Resource Blown to blazes and other works of J.B. Blair, edited by David Blair ; [text by J.B. Blair, Phyllis Blair, David Blair ; illustrated by Unk (Cecil) White ... [et al.]

Blown to blazes and other works of J.B. Blair, edited by David Blair ; [text by J.B. Blair, Phyllis Blair, David Blair ; illustrated by Unk (Cecil) White ... [et al.]

Label
Blown to blazes and other works of J.B. Blair
Title
Blown to blazes and other works of J.B. Blair
Statement of responsibility
edited by David Blair ; [text by J.B. Blair, Phyllis Blair, David Blair ; illustrated by Unk (Cecil) White ... [et al.]
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"An anthology containing 57 short stories and essays, and five shorter pieces, by J.B. (Jim) Blair, originally published in the 1930s to 1950s in The Bulletin and elsewhere. Humour abounds amid themes that include science fiction, human nature in action, adventures of the Noyse family, whimsical ideas for making the fame or fortune of the characters, and many more. The one hundred illustrations are the original artwork by acclaimed illustrators. Includes a biography of Jim and other commentary. 306 pages, A4 size, 101 drawings by artists, 5 photographs, 5 other illustrations. DETAIL: Included are comments relating Noyse family events to real Blair family events, a biography of Phyllis Blair, a story and an article written by her, a general introduction to the stories, explanatory comments, a description of Jim's books and a list of the works of Jim and Phyllis. Among the many themes, titles and characters are: an invention that brings back voices from the past, a new twist on cheating in horse-racing, Blown to Blazes (a forerunner to the age of artificial satellites), The Strip Stroll (Sydney's Lord Mayor is persuaded to stroll naked from Central to the Quay.), The Lost Tram, a hilarious game of cricket, and Dreamy Bentwhistle, who forgets everything. And there are a few stories on the serious side of life. The original illustrators include Unk White, John Frith, Norman Hetherington and Percy Lindsay."--Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blair, J. B.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
mixed forms
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1939-
  • 1900-1986
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Blair, David
  • Blair, Phyllis
  • White, Unk
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Blair, J. B.
  • Short stories, Australian
Label
Blown to blazes and other works of J.B. Blair, edited by David Blair ; [text by J.B. Blair, Phyllis Blair, David Blair ; illustrated by Unk (Cecil) White ... [et al.]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"With one exception, all of the works contained herein have been previously published. In nearly all cases, the relevant work was published in The Bulletin. In all cases, the magazine or book of original publication is identified in the body of the book."
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 317
Control code
000041900575
Dimensions
31 cm.
Extent
xii, 317 p.
Isbn
9780980399714
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008399300
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)236117635
Label
Blown to blazes and other works of J.B. Blair, edited by David Blair ; [text by J.B. Blair, Phyllis Blair, David Blair ; illustrated by Unk (Cecil) White ... [et al.]
Publication
Note
"With one exception, all of the works contained herein have been previously published. In nearly all cases, the relevant work was published in The Bulletin. In all cases, the magazine or book of original publication is identified in the body of the book."
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 317
Control code
000041900575
Dimensions
31 cm.
Extent
xii, 317 p.
Isbn
9780980399714
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008399300
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)236117635

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