Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Family Trouble: Nicky and Tubs

A nice illustration from the 1961 short story, Family Trouble. This story is a bit different from the stories that Jane Shaw usually published in the Collins annuals. First of all, it is set in Cornwall and secondly it contains some romance. Even more surprising is that one of the characters is the victim of a violent crime, although this is presented in a semi-comic fashion. Here we can see Nicky, the narrator, hearing from her little sister Tubs that a dangerous escaped convict is on the loose in the vicinity and that the police stopped her father and searched his car on their way home from a shopping expedition. .