Killer Road

By Robert Martin (Reginald Alec Martin)
First Published 1964 by Ernest Benn
Illustrated by Graham Coton
first edition wrapper. Click to enlarge
dustwrapper by
Graham Coton
Ernest Benn 1964
Killer Road is in Larsen Land in Australia. It is a road that leads to an old gold mine. It is a road that twists round mountains, goes through deserts of sand and past great rocks. It is called Killer Road because it will kill cars.

Tarak and Carlo come to stay with their Uncle Fred who lives in Larsen Land. It is a country, Uncle Fred tells them, that is for big fellas - not plummy little rabbits. And he is right. For when the cars come to race along Killer Road it is the big fella who wins.

A 'One Star Bandit Book'

First Edition:
Ernest Benn 1964:
Hardback with dustwrapper; 125x185mm; brown boards with silver blocking, spine only; 118pp; 25 black and white illustrations; dustwrapper picture wraps to include spine; back flap list this book and Art and the Sounders as One Star Bandits; front flap states This book has a vocabulary of approximately 500 words; cover price 8s 6d net.

(My copy is ex-library and has the publisher's sticker placed over the original price - so it now reads: BENN 9s net [45p].
From the details in this copy it would suggest that the library acquired the book in 1970. John)


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