Monday, 20 September 2010

Collins White Circle Authors Part XI

Taking into account pseudonyms there were 142 authors of the 429 titles published by Wm. Collins Sons & Co. Canada Ltd in their White Circle imprint from 1942 to 1952. Twenty-eight had two books each published. Here are two of them.

The first is Dorothy Phoebe Ansle (1890 - 1983) who, according to one site, published 97 romance novels from the 1920s to the 1970s. In addition to the pseudonyms below she used Laura Conway. Ansle is one of those authors who published an amazing number of books which had to have sold well but who is forgotten today.

Val Gielgud (1900 - 1981), the brother of John Gielgud, had two books published as White Circles. Note the back of Special Delivery.

White Circle C.D. 437 - 1950 (first published London: Wm. Collins, 1949)

White Circle C.D. 437 back

White Circle C.D. 520 - 1951 (London: Wm. Collins, 1950)

White Circle C.D. 520 back

White Circle CD 460 - 1950 (London: Wm. Collins, 1950)

White Circle CD 460 back

White Circle C.D. 501 - 1950 (London: Wm. Collins, 1950)

White Circle C.D. 501 back

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