Tight Corners

From the Library of Peveril Camp (18B), Peel—the camp for internees and fascists in the Second World War


Sir Alan Cobham


George Allen & Unwin, London, 1940
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Printing Details

First edition, hardback. 20.5 × 13.5cm, 265pp + ads.

A book of adventures on land, sea, and air.

Of chief interest of this copy is that it was in the library of Peveril Camp on the Isle of Man during the Second World War, and has been marked to the front pastedown "Peveril Camp (18B) Library, Peel" and a handwritten date of 23/4/43 and the name E Garrett, Peel. Peveril Camp was an internment camp for enemy aliens, Nazi sympathisers etc resident in the UK during WW2, and from 1941 onwards, it held British fascists. Defence Regulation 18B was the law used to hold Nazi sympathisers. The book also has the Irish flag and a shamrock painted in colour to the front board, and the rear endpapers, someone has drawn the Nazi eagle.


A poor copy, with the cloth tanned, rubbed and frayed. The pages are browned, the book lacks the ffep but the binding is holding. The condition isn't that surprising when the history of the book is considered.

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