A Badger Book On Sunday With The Reverend R. L. Fanthorpe, Chapter 45

Rev Fanthorpe Frame

For this Sunday’s pick from the Badger shelves I have decided to eschew the usual science fiction selection and delve into my small cache of Supernatural Specials. The book I have have chosen is by Pel Torro, more commonly known as R. L. Fanthorpe and Harry O. Mansfield writing as a duo. There are no individual taglines featured on this series of novels, each of them bearing only the ominous legend;

Strange, weird, eerie

Harry Fox provides another great cover for this one featuring three of his trademark disembodied heads floating above a woman beating a side drum. I also love the strangely childish sketch of a human skull on the rear cover which also proudly states;

“The Strange Ones” is a sophisticated masterpiece of the macabre, by one of today’s leading authors. It will appeal to every connoisseur of the weird and grotesque.

I am indeed a connoisseur of such things and so it’s time for me to dive headlong into this marvellously strange tome and find out what lies within its pages. I’ll be back with you soon to share yet another selection from the Badger shelves of my library so please feel free to join me again. Your comments are always appreciated.

The Strange Ones by Pel Torro
(Serial Number SN70)
This version was published in 1963 by Badger Books
The cover artist is Harry Fox

Torro, The Strange Ones

Torro, The Strange Ones (Back)


2 thoughts on “A Badger Book On Sunday With The Reverend R. L. Fanthorpe, Chapter 45

  1. lcmt 06/10/2015 / 11:06 pm

    I wonder if these are three different men, or three expressions of the same man, who seems to be a beatnik Mephistopheles. Or a sly, charming Pan. The incongruity of the little drummer girl makes her seem like a “weird hieroglyphic” figure. I might assume she represented the French Revolution, but without any sign of the Tricolore, she seems more Egyptian than French.

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    • unsubscriber 07/10/2015 / 3:38 pm

      Some interesting thoughts on this rather odd piece of cover art Lin, thanks for your comment, it’s much appreciated as always.

      Liked by 1 person

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