Saturday, 17 November 2012

Weekend Read - The Musical Umbrella by Friedrich Feld

 Love the 1950's illustrations by Ferelith Eccles Williams in The Musical Umbrella by Friedrich Feld.

 "Mr Aldermar had spent ten years on his invention, a marvellous umbrella which made the sound of lovely chiming bells when he put it up. It looked quite ordinary, but it was the only musical umbrella in the world. Then, on the first day he went out with it, he lost it - and was plunged into the depths of despair, Thanks to Marin and Helen - and clever Brownie the dog - he gets it back in the end, after some very funny and surprising happenings."
The  original title was DER MUSIKALISCHE REGENSCHIRM, The Musical Umbrella was translated from the German by W. Kersley Holmes. This vintage copy is  from 1958  published by Blackie & Son Ltd, London and Glasgow.

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