Fiction Books

Avery, Harold: Heads or Tails - the story of a friendship (14683A)

Thomas Nelson nd (c. 1900)
8vo, illustrated fr bd with gold titling and gold titling and decoration to spine. Slight wr to cnrs. Sunday school plate to fep o/w VG+ 625 gms
(Order reference 14683A).

Avery wrote mainly school stories. These books were popular among boys and girls in the later half of the 19th and earlier part of the 20th centuries, and described life in public and private schools in England. For his books he drew mainly on his experiences at Eton. Avery also wrote several adventure books and stories, often featuring pirates and again drawing on his childhood experiences in Malaysia. He was extremely prolific, writing over 50 books within a 45 year period.