When Phones Were Immobile and Lived in Red Boxes


A rare collectable?

A rare collectable?

It is very gratifying to still receive an order from Gardners this morning for my little book of childhood memories 1939-53 “When Phones Were Immobile and Lived in Red boxes”. It was published over four years ago and once I got down to a few copies out of the 750 run I stopped trying to sell them as I was hoping that ‘something would turn up’ that might get a major publisher interested. This would be truly wonderful as any money made on that book has been promised to Save the Children Fund. (Well over £1,000 has been donated already). Now down to two spare copies, I decided to see if any second hand ones might be available. Looking on Amazon I find two Americans are selling that book – one for £145 and the other £143. Has my little book become “rare” and collectable?

Visit Magpies Nest Publishing for details of that book and my others (two in pen names)

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2 Responses to “When Phones Were Immobile and Lived in Red Boxes”

  1. Payton L. Inkletter Says:

    That’s a validation for you! And hats off to you Gladys for helping Save the Children Fund from the sales of Red Boxes.

  2. Gladys Hobson Says:

    I RATHER THINK A DECIMAL POINT WAS MISPLACED! But it was a precious thought while it lasted — about 5 seconds! Funny though how that book has got around. Mind you, I know it has been passed around quite considerably, especially within families. (How we used to live years ago – before credit cards and acceptable debt, AND when the only phone most people could use was on the corner of a street somewhere. No TV, washing machine, fridge etc in those days.)

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