A Badger Book On Sunday With The Reverend R. L. Fanthorpe, Chapter 13

Rev Fanthorpe Frame

I do love my Sundays, a whole day of wonderfully slothful inactivity with nothing more demanding to do than casually read a book. I suppose that’s why I’ve chosen to work through my Badger collection on this day, each volume being short and light enough to get through in one sitting. This week’s selection was penned as ever by the Reverend R. L. Fanthorpe, this time under the pseudonym Lionel Roberts. The ever-present front tagline reads as follows;

Man had always dreamed of immortality…. The dream became a nightmare

This is yet another Badger book with a great cover depicting a man wearing fur lined boots and a fetching gold belt as he kneels before a huge wobbly apparition of a stern face. Great stuff!

Time to dive in now and find out a bit more about this mysterious X whose face adorns the front cover. Comments at the ready.

The Face Of X by Lionel Roberts
(Serial Number SF39)
This version was published in 1960 by Badger Books
The cover artist is uncredited

Badger - Roberts, The Face Of X


4 thoughts on “A Badger Book On Sunday With The Reverend R. L. Fanthorpe, Chapter 13

  1. Lestaret 18/01/2015 / 9:43 pm

    I love the wobbly face. Probably more than those fur-lined boots…

    Liked by 1 person

    • unsubscriber 18/01/2015 / 9:52 pm

      Indeed Mr Lestaret, you can’t beat a wobbly face to add a dash of tension in such circumstances as our hero finds himself in – fur lined boots and all.


  2. lcmt 18/01/2015 / 11:14 pm

    That guy’s shirt is a semiotician’s delight. And a fiery redhead dressed in red is always stunning.

    Liked by 1 person

    • unsubscriber 19/01/2015 / 3:15 am

      I hadn’t thought of the chap’s shirt in terms of semiotics but it all makes sense now. Glad you enjoyed the cover.

      Liked by 1 person

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