Saturday, April 9, 2011

The Tall Man

The Tall Man is the third and last of the Thomas series, published in 1960 by Nelson. Like Bernese Adventure and Crooks Tour, it is set in Switzerland. The Waring children are invited by their Uncle James and Aunt Madeleine to spend a holiday there, but when they arrive in Zurich there is no one to meet them, and a series of adventures ensues. Jane Shaw was at the pinnacle of her career around this time, with the Penny and Susan books all the rage and Crooks Tour in the works. Above, we can see the front cover and, below, the frontispiece.