Monday 4 October 2010

Looking Around

These primary school geography textbooks were published by the University of London Press in 1960. They are written with a very clipped, precise but entirely uncondescending voice. Pupils are asked to 'Cut out a paper spiral thus:'

The second book has a very urbane title:

The number of primary school children familiar with legs of mutton in 2010 = zero.

Three herrings on a dish. Paint pictures of a drifter at sea. Drifter at Sea sounds like a beatnik Dirk Bogarde film.

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