Now I have your attention…
I’ve just been packing up stuff for an impending house move in a week and a half’s time. Amongst my many, many books I rediscovered a first edition copy of a book called “The Gay dolphin adventure” by Malcolm Saville. I have first editions of all of the first three ‘Lone Pine’ adventures. Interestingly they are amongst the ones in the set that seem to be out of print.
I doubt we’ll be seeing the days of children’s books with ‘gay’ in the title for a while. Of course, back then it was a common word for ‘happy’. Just quite how happy the dolphin was I really don’t know*.
*Yes, I am aware that the book is named after the inn in the story.