First Published 1963 by Collins

First Edition. Click to enlarge
Collins 1963 First Edition
illustrated by Geoffrey Whittam

A Dolphin visit the bay at Westling and Tamzin lands in the news again. The pressure builds to save the animal from exploitation, and once more the young characters are resourceful in their efforts.

First edition: green boards with silver lettering on spine; 135x200mm; 192pp; map endpapers; title page vignette and 14 line illustrations.
Dustwrapper rear advertises The Hoodwinkers; cover price at 12s 6d.

Other Editions:

Children's Book Club c1964:
pale blue boards with black lettering on spine; 125x190mm; 192pp; no map; title page vignette and 14 b/w illustrations; dustwrapper by Leslie Wood, illustration of girl and dolphin.
Children's Book Club edition. Click to enlarge
Children's Book Club wrapper

Armada edition cover. Click to enlarge
Armada cover
Armada 1966:
159pp; double page spread map; no title page vignette, but all 14 other illustrations.
Cover illustration by Mary Gernat; Armada number C155; cover price 2/6.

Girls Gone By Publishers 2009:
New paperback edition.

With reinstated full text and illustrations from the first edition, and with the additional material so characteristic of this publisher's products, this is yet another collector's item.
Shelley Edwards has once more provided a new and fascinating Preface, giving an insight into the book from her memories.
There is a an introduction to the author and her work, and a detailed look at the settings in and around Rye Harbour, by Joy Wotton as well as the usual publishing history by myself. All these are illustrated throughout by photographs. These pieces comprise the first sixty pages of the paperback !
Geoffrey Whittam's double-page spread map then precedes the story proper and this is reproduced in full, with all illustrations included.
Another beautiful book. (Now out of print)
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the GGBP edition cover

Foreign edition:

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the Hawthorn edition dustwrapper
by Polly Bolian
courtesy of Leonard Goldstein
Hawthorn (USA) 1971:
American edition, hardback with dustwrapper.

Leonard reassures me that inside the covers this edition is as the original, containing all the pictures, vignettes and maps.
[For information on this edition, thanks to Leonard Goldstein]

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Text copyright John Allsup
Last updated August 2013