First Published 1952 by Collins

First edition d/w.  Click to enlarge (File size=37KB)
Collins 1952
First Edition
illustrated by Joan Wanklyn

More of the past of Punchbowl Farm comes to haunt Dion and Lindsey as the former battles to improve the farm, and Lindsey resists the destruction of the Yew tree.

First edition green cloth bds with gold lettering on spine; 135x195mm; 192pp; map endpapers (first version, not credited); title page vignette and 12 b/w illustrations, none full-page.
Dustwrapper rear advertises three books by other authors, rear flap has order form for Collins Magazine; cover price 8s 6d.


1956 'Six Shilling Edition':
Green boards, gold lettering and 192pp but smaller than the first edition (189mm x 129mm or 5" x 7.5"). Dated on rear of title page:

map endpapers; the version with neither 'Deer Corral' nor 'To Highnoons village' present; 12 b&w Joan Wanklyn drawings. It has the same dw artwork as the first; the rear now listing 4 other ME titles - No Entry, Storm Ahead, Cargo of Horses and The Midnight Horse. The rear flap list Punchbowl titles - Punchbowl Harvest, The Wanderer, Punchbowl Midnight and Black Hunting Whip; cover price 6s net.
[For information on this edition, thanks to Bettina]

Other Editions:

Armada 1963:
Paperback edition; 156pp; cover illustration is credited to Sheila Rose but is actually the work of Mary Gernat *; the farm map is included and the 12 illustrations by Joan Wanklyn; Armada number C65; cover price 2/6.
Armada edition.
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Armada edition 1963

The Goodchild edition. Click to enlarge (File size=55KB)
Goodchild 1986
Goodchild 1986:
Hardback edition; revised by the author; 22cm; 220pp; no map; no illustrations.
ISBN 0-86391-088-2
Dustwrapper by Gordon King.
This edition still listed as available from Amazon.co.uk.

Girls Gone By Publishers 2012:
New paperback edition.

New paperback edition, using the full original text and illustrations of the first edition.
Additional material includes a preface by Shelley Edwards, the author's daughter, an introduction by William Morris and an article on The Real Devil's Punchbowl by Brian Parks.
Along with these there is a publishing history for the title by me and other short pieces by Joy Wotton. All these articles are illustrated and add up to 50 or so pages of extra material relating to the author's work.

The book has the original cover artwork on the front cover, the rear showing the spine artwork from the first edition and the 'blurb' from the front flap of the original dustwrapper. (Full cover shown in enlarged picture)
The book can be obtained direct from the publishers, by cheque, for £13 including postage for delivery within the country, for ordering details see their site, or write for details - see 'Links' above.

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Cover artwork by
Joan Wanklyn
reinstated on
the GGBP edition cover

* (The original draft artwork was discovered recently. See the Mary Gernat page. June 2015)

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Illustrations copyright the respective Publishers
Text copyright John Allsup
Last updated 4th June 2015