yarn along sixpenny dreadfuls!

knitted scarf with Penny Dreadful book for yarn along

Joining Ginny from small things this week I present a completed knitted cowl and a very exciting book on the history of the paperback. Publishers decided that perhaps there was a market for books in the people who had little hope of ever managing to buy their own, very expensive, hardbound illustrated copy.  Even Before the wonderful people of Penguin Publishing House in 1935, there was  Chatto and Windus in 1893. They decided to have a gamble and offer the working person the opportunity to purchase a book in an affordable form. Authors included, Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Thomas Hardy, Mark Twain and many more. It is interesting to look at the covers and see how sensational some were.  This gamble paid off and for a while supply could not keep up with demand. This turned out to a very successful experiment and books are now usually published in various forms depending on budget, taste and convenience. The latest options are the ebooks and audiobooks. Personally, I think Public Lending libraries are the best places ever but it is really special to own a favorite book, particularly if it has been signed by the author. Hooray for Books, in all forms!  

Take a look at what my fellow yarnalongs are up to and think about joining us next week!


Author: gentlestitches

the future is in our hands.

8 thoughts on “yarn along sixpenny dreadfuls!”

  1. your welcome. It was your title that drew me in. I thought it was time my relationship with myself got a bit of a “makeover” Your book is good for all types of relationships. 🙂


  2. Love the cowl, and the history of the paperback! Agreed, hooray for books in all forms, so that we can all enjoy them! By the way, thank you so much for your wonderful comments about my book when you visited my blog! I really appreciate what you had to say!


  3. yes i am about to be e published the advantages include being able to be published(its much easier than getting through the traditional loops) Its convenient and stores really easily. I love books though and have way to many…….Deb Warburton


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