A blog about the life and works of Scottish writer Jane Shaw (1910-2000).
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Sara the Unsuspecting Smuggler
The most common criminal activity in Jane Shaw is smuggling. In several stories, diamonds and watches are smuggled into the UK by middle age women and little old ladies who call everyone "My dear". This illustration from the 1953 short story Sara's Adventure shows Sara falling victim to a nice old lady who asks her to take some French butter to her daughter in London who misses her "petit déjeuner". Of course, butter is laced with diamonds.