Archive for January 28th, 2010

postheadericon Two Timers Turned (T)Up

In the door just after the Gollancz edition of A Better Mantrap comes the Gollancz hardback of one of Bob Shaw’s early novels, The Two Timers.

Again the book is in great condition, pretty good considering this is from 1969 – and was sold for 25 /-. It may be gobbledygook to most people nowadays and is fairly alien to me as I grew up just as decimilisation was coming in so I don’t really know ‘old money’, but I do know it means twenty five shillings (I hope that’s what it means).

I wasn’t taught pounds shillings and pence but pounds and pence and that’s what I can’t count in. I’ve a mind to read this novel again and I might just.