My siblings pressed upon me a random collection of children’s books which they gathered up at our parents’ house in Cork. They included the very popular Krazy annual.
This is a source of fascination to our childminder as it dates from the year before she was born.
There was also an illustrated “Bible for Children” which my mother used to read every night. My brother repeatedly begged to hear about the plagues, so there was quite a focus on locusts and rivers of blood in our bedtime stories which is, I feel, unusual. It was funny to look through the old and very familiar 70s pictures. Herself picked up the book and read it through. At the end, she announced that the Bible should be over 18s. She doesn’t approve of the story of Bathsheba. Indeed, who would?
I agree with Herself. People shouldn’t be exposed to the Bible until they’re over 18. A disgusting book.
I think I had the same bible. I recall a particularly terrifying (to my childish mind) illustration of a man with flowing locks and wild eyes against a fiery background. Not sure which book it was illustrating – could have been almost any of them, I suppose.
Cha0tic – you’re both probably right. Do you remember Susanna?
How exciting Praxis – Moses and the burning bush perhaps ?
No I missed the story of Susanna. (But have now looked it up) Daniel may lay claim to being the earliest detective. The one that horrified me when I read it was Lot & his daughters.