The Laughing Carpenter

By Robert Martin (Reginald Alec Martin)
First Published 1958 by Hutchinson
Illustrated by Richard Kennedy
First edition wrapper. Click to enlarge and see full wrapper
Dustwrapper by
Richard Kennedy
Hutchinson 1958
'It's so easy to Do-it-yourself,' say the books. But if, like Ginger, you put a couple of new boards in the kitchen floor and accidentally saw through the joists, which means crawling way down into the cellar . . . well ! And there was that skeleton ! No wonder Ginger's ideas on carpentry underwent a sudden and statling change. No wonder he found himself roping in the whole family to unravel the mystery. After all, families sometimes do have skeletons in cupboards, but when it comes to a sleleton in your own cellar that's a very different kettle of fish, or, as Pop Pennylove might say, 'an uncommon odd bag of bones'.
First edition:
Hutchinson 1958:
Hardback with dustwrapper; grey cloth, black blocking including the picture/logo of Ginger on the front board; 125x185mm; 159pp; title page picture and 15 other b/w decorative illustrations; cover price 8s 6d net.
(My copy has blue boards,otherwise as above. John)


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