Title: Real Life Geographies, Book 2: Strange Places
Author: L.R. Hawkes
Illustrator: D.W.A. Stewart
Year: 1968
Binding: Flexiback
Publisher: A. Wheaton & Co.
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: N/A

 

Description: This scarce geography textbook offers a fascinating insight into the lives and customs of people living in 'strange places' during the 1960s. Many of these places are countries such as India, Japan and Nepal, but there are also some less likely candidates – France and Italy or an offshore platform, for example.
Some of the content is decidedly politically incorrect: Muslims are referred to as Mahommedans, whilst the section about the USA refers to black people as 'negroes' or 'coloured'. Indeed, even the book's title is questionable, as the citizens of Paris may have something to say about their city being classed as 'strange'!

Illustrated throughout with a mixture of two-tone monochrome drawings and coloured b&w photographs – including one of a jolly, portly New York policeman!

Textured pictorial "Flexicover" has some negligible soiling the rear. Spine lightly worn. Armagh County Education Committee stamp on ffep. All other pages are in excellent condition: crisp, bright, and completely unmarked – nothing short of remarkable for a 43 year old school textbook!

Measures 23 cm × 18 cm (9.2″ × 7.2″). Large 8vo. 123 pp.

Price: £20.00

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