The Catchpole Story by Catherine Storr newly listed for sale on the fantastic BookLovers of Bath web site!Faber & Faber, 1965, Hardback in dust wrapper.
From the cover: Catchpole was the name of the family; there were a father, a mother, Jackie and Ruth, girls of fifteen and thirteen, and Ben, who was seven. There seemed no reason why anything extraordinary enough to make a story about should happen to them; but it did when the three children were travelling back by themselves from a holiday in France. An elegantly dressed lady thought it would be a clever idea to use a family of children to help her smuggle jewellery through the customs. Unfortunately for everyone the plan did not quite come off: and in the two terrible days that followed the young Catchpoles had to use all their courage and wits to get themselves out of some very difficult situations.
This exciting story will appeal to a wide range of ages, for it is written in a deliberately simple style, which the less experienced readers can tackle without difficulty.
Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with staining to the reverse. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Edges of the text block lightly spotted.
Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 135 pages. 8″ x 5½”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I tempt with you something from here?