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Title:Out with Romany Once More
Price:GBP£10.00 (about USD$12.50)
Book ID:B009-3452
Publisher:University of London Press, London, 1940
Edition:First Edition
Illustrator:Reg. Gammon
Binding:Hardcover (Original Cloth)
Condition:Very Good Condition
Dust Jacket:Good
University of London Press, 1940, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First Edition, Illustrated By: Reg. Gammon

The Rev. George Bramwell Evens was, under the pseudonym Romany (and sometimes The Tramp), a British radio broadcaster and writer on countryside and natural history matters - quite possibly the first to broadcast on such issues. His mother was Romani, born in a vardo (gypsy wagon). His father was Salvation Army Lieutenant. He is most famous for his Out with the Romany radio programmes (later Out with Romany), which commenced in 1933[1] on the BBC's Children's Hour, describing travels in his own vardo (purchased in 1921, at Brough Hill Fair, for £75, with Comma the horse, his English Cocker Spaniel, Raq, and his young friends Muriel and Doris. Although the programmes were all pre-scripted and performed entirely in the studio, the impression given was of Romany and his friends going for a walk in the countryside and spontaneously discussing the plants and animals they came across. In this book once again the trio, Romany, Raq and Tim, go out into the countryside and see the, intimate lives of Silver and Shad and their badger cubs, Quill the Mallard, Falk the Merlin and Rick the Stickleback, Plume the Woodcock and Lank the Heron. Whilst Following the adventures of these, Romany continually points out all the interesting things which young Folk want to know about other birds and animals. In fact after reading this and the Romany books one knows what to look for in the country. It is written with the same charm and Fascination which the author displays when broadcasting in the Famous "Out with Romany" series. The sketches by Reg. Gammon and the half-tone plates are a continuous delight. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 168 pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Dust Jacket worn at edges, small chips and tears but now in archive acetate film protection. Dust Jacket un-clipped. Black titles spine & front with vignette of bird (front). green cloth; illustrated by b/w. drawings & photo's.. Illustrator: Reg. Gammon. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Natural History & Resources; Children; Britain/UK; 1940s; Farming & Rural Life. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3452.
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