Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
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Books I've Owned Since I was A Kid. Part 5.

I was ill in bed. I'll guess I was seven. My granny asked me what I'd like as a special present to make me feel better- and I said "A Bible-if possible with a red cover". So she went out and bought me one. I was a serious-minded child.

My Bible has pictures by Arthur Twidle (1865-1936). Twidle was the illustrator of Schoolboy Grit by Gunby Hadath, Junk Ahoy by William Charles Metcalfe, Prefect and Fag and Fags and the King by Charles Mansford- and The Sign of Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Here are Twidle's versions of

David and Goliath


 
The Binding of Samson



The Conversion of St Paul



And the Good Shepherd



(When I was a kid I thought it was really cool how Samson was being attacked by pirates)
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