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PEACOCK BOOKS




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Penguin attempted to make the transition between children's and adult reading with this series, intending to pitch it somewhere between the two. The series was launched in October 1962 with PK1 National Velvet by Enid Bagnold, which had appeared in January 1940 as No. 232. As with PK1, a number of the books had been previously issued as part of th main series. Also a number of the Peacocks subsequently became Puffin Story Books.

This early teenage market was a difficult one to sustain, and of course fashions and trends changed. The series did not do well, but from 1977 made a slight come-back under the editorship of Tony Lacey. The series ended in 1979 after complaints that some of the titles included were not appropriate for the target groupp. About 150 titles were produced in the Peacock Series



Information and cover photographs of Peacock Books Series:

Number: PK1
Series No.: PK1
Title: NATIONAL VELVET
Author: Enid Bagnold
Cover design: by Laurian Jones
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Date Published: October 1962
Previously published as No. 232 in January 1940
Number: PK2
Series No.: PK2
Title: THE WITCH OF BLACKBIRD POND
Author: Elizabeth George Speare
Cover design: by Robin Jacques
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Date Published: January 1963
Pages: 176pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 3/6d.
Subsequently published as PS327 in June 1967
Number: PK3
Series No.: PK3
Title: A GIRL OF THE LIMBERLOST
Author: Gene Stratton Porter
Cover design: and frontispiece by Lola Fielding
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Date Published: October 1962
Pages: 204pp.
Printer: C. Nicholls and Co Ltd
Price: 4/6d.
Number: PK4
Series No.: PK4
Title: THE NEW NOAH
Author: Gerald Durrell
Illustrations: drawings by Ralph Thompson
Cover illustration: photograph by Wolfgang Suschitzky
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Date Published: October 1962
Pages: 208pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 4/6d.
Number: PK5
Series No.: PK5
Title: WITH MY LITTLE EYE
Author: Roy Fuller
Cover design: and frontispiece by Roger Payne
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Date Published: January 1963
Pages: 192pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 3/6d.
Number: PK6
Series No.: PK6
Title: UNDER THE RED ROBE
Author: Stanley J. Weyman
Cover design: by Exell
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Date Published: October 1962
Pages: 200pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 3/6d.
Previously published as No. 498 in February 1945
Number: PK7
Series No.: PK7
Title: FIFTEEN
Author: Beverly Cleary
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Date Published: October 1962
Pages: 176pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 3/6d.
Number: PK8
Series No.: PK8
Title: I CAPTURE THE CASTLE
Author: Dodie Smith
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Date Published: January 1963
Pages: 328pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 4/6d.
Number: PK9
Series No.: PK9
Title: THE COUNTRY CHILD
Author: Alison Uttley
Illustrations: by C. N. Tunnicliffe
Cover design: by Juliet Renny
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Date Published: January 1963
Pages: 240pp.
Printer: Richard Clay and Co Ltd
Price: 4/-
Subsequently published as PS302 in December 1966
Number: PK10
Series No.: PK10
Title: DEVIL'S CLUB
Author: Georgette Heyer
Cover design: and frontispiece by Victor C. Ambrus
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Date Published: February 1963
Pages: 256pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 4/-
Previously published as No. 910 in March 1953
Number: PK11
Series No.: PK11
Title: ELEPHANT BILL
Author: J. H. Williams
Foreword: by Field Marshal Sir William Slim
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Date Published: February 1963
Pages: 256pp.
Printer: Richard Clay and Co Ltd
Price: 3/6d.
Previously published as No. 1120 in February 1956
Number: PK12
Series No.: PK12
Title: BANNER IN THE SKY
Author: James Ramsay Ullman
Cover design: and frontispiece by W. Francis Phillips
Date Published: April 1963
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Pages: 208pp.
Printer: C. Nicholls and Co Ltd
Price: 4/6d.
Subsequently published as PS327 in August 1968
Number: PK13
Series No.: PK13
Title: THE FLIGHT OF THE HERON
Author: D. K. Broster
Illustrations and cover design: by Shirley Hughes
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Date Published: April 1963
Pages: 336pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 4/6d.
Number: PK14
Series No.: PK14
Title: STILL SHE WISHED FOR COMPANY
Author: Margaret Irwin
Cover design: and frontispiece by Janet Duchesne
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Date Published: April 1963
Pages: 208pp.
Printer: C. Nicholls and Co Ltd
Price: 4/6d.
Previously published as No. 72 in January 1937
Number: PK15
Series No.: PK15
Title: THE THREE HOSTAGES
Author: John Buchan
Cover design: and frontispiece by Antony Maitland
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Date Published: April 1963
Pages: 288pp.
Printer: C. Nicholls and Co Ltd
Price: 3/6d.
Previously published as No. 908 in April 1953
Number: PK16
Series No.: PK16
Title: HORNBLOWER GOES TO SEA
Author: C. S. Forester
Selected: by G. P. Griggs
Illustrations and cover design: by Geoffrey Whittam
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Date Published: April 1963
Pages: 192pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 3/6d.
Number: PK17
Series No.: PK17
Title: THE PEACOCK CAMPING BOOK
Authors: Rex Hazlewood and John Thurman
Cover illustration: photographs taken at Forest School Camp by Wolfgang Suschitzky
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Date Published: March 1964
Pages: 208pp.
Printer: C. Nicholls and Co Ltd
Price: 3/6d.
Previously published as PH28 'Camping'in April 1960
Number: PK18
Series No.: PK18
Title: THE VIPER OF MILAN A Romance of Lombardy
Author: Marjorie Bowen
Introduction: note by Graham Greene
Cover design: and title page illustration by Hilary Abrahams
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Date Published: July 1963
Pages: 288pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 4/6d.
Number: PK19
Series No.: PK19
Title: GREAT ESCAPE STORIES
Collected: by Eric Williams
Cover design: and frontispiece by Victor C. Ambrus
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Date Published: July 1963
Pages: 256pp.
Printer: C. Nicholls and Co Ltd
Price: 4/-
Number: PK20
Series No.: PK20
Title: MISTRESS MASHAM'S REPOSE
Author: T. H. White
Cover design: by Marion
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Date Published: July 1963
Pages: 208pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 4/-
Number: PK21
Series No.: PK21
Title: THE PEACOCK COOKERY BOOK
Author: Betty Falk
Illustrated: by Carol E. Jeffries
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Date Published: May 1964
Pages: 232pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman
Price: 4/6d.
Number: PK22
Series No.: PK22
Title: THE YEARLING
Author: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Cover design: photo supplied by Jane Burton
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Date Published: October 1963
Pages: 304pp.
Printer: C. Nicholls and Co Ltd
Price: 4/-
Number: PK23
Series No.: PK23
Title: THE SUICIDE CLUB AND OTHER STORIES
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Cover design: by Peter Edwards
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Date Published: October 1963
Pages: 240pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 3/6d.
Number: PK24
Series No.: PK24
Title: WALKABOUT
Author: James Vance Marshall
Cover design: by Richard Kennedy
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Date Published: October 1963
Pages: 128pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 3/-
Number: PK25
Series No.: PK25
Title: FIRE OVER ENGLAND
Author: A. E. W. Mason
Cover design: by Victor C. Ambrus
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Date Published: October 1963
Pages: 256pp.
Printer: C Nicholls and Co Ltd
Price: 4/-
Number: PK26
Series No.: PK26
Title: THE RUNAWAY
Author: Ruth Morris
Cover design: by Richard Kennedy
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Date Published: February 1964
Pages: 144pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney
Price: 3/6d.
Number: PK27
Series No.: PK27
Title: ROGUE MALE
Author: Geoffrey Household
Cover design: by Richard Kennedy
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Date Published: January 1964
Pages: 192pp.
Printer: Hunt, Barnard and Co Ltd
Price: 3/6d.
Previously published as No. 695 in February 1949
Number: PK28
Series No.: PK28
Title: THE RIDER OF THE WHITE HORSE
Author: Rosemary Sutcliff
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Date Published: January 1964
Pages: 288pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman
Price: 4/6d.
Number: PK29
Series No.: PK29
Title: MAIDENS' TRIP
Author: Emma Smith
Cover design: by Elisabeth Grant
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Date Published: March 1964
Price: 3/6d.
Number: PK30
Series No.: PK30
Title: ANNE OF GREEN GABLES
Author: L. M. Montgomery
Cover design: by Lola Fielding
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Date Published: April 1964
Pages: 256pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 4/6d.
Number: PK31
Series No.: PK31
Title: MAN-EATERS OF KUMAON
Author: Jim Corbett
Cover design: photo by Wolfgang Suschitzky
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Date Published: February 1964
Pages: 256pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman
Price: 4/-
Previously published as No. 1036 in January 1955
Number: PK32
Series No.: PK32
Title: HOUSE OF THE WOLF
Author: Stanley Weyman
Cover design: by Exell
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Date Published: April 1964
Pages: 176pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 3/6d.
Number: PK33
Series No.: PK33
Title: LAST YEAR'S BROKEN TOYS
Author: Barbara Ker Wilson
Cover design: by Lynton Lamb
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Date Published: May 1964
Pages: 208pp.
Printer: Richard Clay and Co Ltd
Price: 4/-
Number: PK34
Series No.: PK34
Title: FINN THE WOLFHOUND
Author: A. J. Dawson
Illustrated: by Richard Kennedy
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Date Published: May 1964
Pages: 288pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney
Price: 5/-
Number: PK35
Series No.: PK35
Title: THE BIRD OF DAWNING
Author: John Masefield
Cover design: by Peter Barrett
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Date Published: June 1964
Pages: 192pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 3/6d.
Number: PK36
Series No.: PK36
Title: VERY GOOD, JEEVES!
Author: P. G. Wodehouse
Cover design: by Lesley Illingworth
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Date Published: April 1965
Pages: 256pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 3/6d.
Previously published as No. 1173 in January 1957
Number: PK37
Series No.: PK37
Title: GREENMANTLE
Author: John Buchan
Cover design: by Don Higgins
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Date Published: July 1964
Pages: 272pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 4/6d.
Previously published as No. 1132 in May 1956
Number: PK38
Series No.: PK38
Title: SHANE AND OTHER STORIES
Author: Jack Shaefer
Cover design: by Richard Kennedy
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Date Published: September 1964
Pages: 192pp.
Printer: C. Nicholls and Co Ltd
Price: 3/6d.
Number: PK39
Series No.: PK39
Title: THE FOURTEENTH OF OCTOBER
Author: Bryher
Cover design: by Victor C. Ambrus
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Date Published: July 1964
Pages: 192pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman
Price: 4/-
Number: PK40
Series No.: PK40
Title: THE OWLS' HOUSE
Author: Crosbie Garstin
Foreword: Col. J. H. Williams
Cover design: by Victor C. Ambrus
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Date Published: August 1964
Pages: 288pp.
Printer: Butler and Tanner Ltd
Price: 5/-
Previously published as No. 28 in January 1936
Number: PK41
Series No.: PK41
Title: THE GOVERNESS
Author: Peggy Chambers
Cover design: by Mary Fry
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Date Published: November 1964
Pages: 176pp.
Printer: C. Nicholls and Co Ltd
Price: 4/-
Number: PK42
Series No.: PK42
Title: THE BRONZE BOW
Author: Elizabeth George Speare
Cover design: by Gilbert Riswold
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Date Published: October 1964
Pages: 208pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 4/6d.
Subsequently published as PS459
Number: PK43
Series No.: PK43
Title: THE MASTER
Author: T. H. White
Cover drawing: by Peter Le Vasseur
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Date Published: August 1964
Pages: 224pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 4/6d.
Subsequently published as PS327 in April 1968
Number: PK44
Series No.: PK44
Title: GOODBYE MY SHADOW
Author: Mary Stolx
Cover design: by Patricia Hamilton
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Date Published: October 1964
Pages: 160pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 3/6d.
Number: PK45
Series No.: PK45
Title: THE WILD HEART
Author: Helen Griffiths
Illustrated: by Victor C. Ambrus
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Date Published: March 1965
Pages: 176pp.
Printer: Richard Clay and Co Ltd
Price: 3/6d.
Number: PK46
Series No.: PK46
Title: AS A MAY MORNING
Author: Grace Allen Hogarth
Cover design: by Janet Duchesne
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Date Published: January 1965
Pages: 176pp.
Printer: C. Nicholls and Co Ltd
Price: 4/-
Number: PK47
Series No.: PK47
Title: TO SPARE THE CONQUERED
Author: Stephanie Plowman
Cover design: by Richard Kennedy
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Date Published: January 1965
Pages: 256pp.
Printer: C. Nicholls and Co Ltd
Price: 5/-
Number: PK48
Series No.: PK48
Title: FIFTH CHINESE DAUGHTER
Author: Jade Snow Wong
Cover design: by Marion and Lucinda della Rocca
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Date Published: March 1965
Pages: 288pp.
Printer: C. Nicholls and Co Ltd
Price: 5/-
Image of 1968 reprint
Number: PK49
Series No.: PK49
Title: JOHNNY TREMAIN
Author: Esther Forbes
Cover design: by Philip Gough
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Date Published: February 1965
Pages: 256pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 4/6d.
Number: PK50
Series No.: PK50
Title: TOWERS IN THE MIST
Author: Elizabeth Goudge
Cover design: by Fritz Wegner
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Date Published: August 1965
Pages: 368pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 5/-
Number: PK51
Series No.: PK51
Title: SWORD AT SUNSET
Author: Rosemary Sutcliff
Cover design: by Brian O'Hanlon
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Date Published: May 1965
Pages: 528pp.
Printer: C. Nicholls and Co Ltd
Price: 7/6d.
Number: PK52
Series No.: PK52
Title: A WALTZ THROUGH THE HILLS
Author: G. M. Glaskin
Cover design: by Victor Ambrus
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Date Published: February 1970
Pages: 256pp.
Printer: C. Nicholls and Co Ltd
Price: 30p 6/-
Number: PK53
Series No.: PK53
Title: SAMMY GOING SOUTH
Author: W. H. Canaway
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Date Published: July 1965
Pages: 176pp.
Printer: C. Nicholls and Co Ltd
Price: 3/6d.
Previously published as No. 1906 in March 1963
Number: PK54
Series No.: PK54
Title: GOOD WIVES
Author: Louisa M. Alcott
Cover design: by Shirley Hughes
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Date Published: July 1965
Pages: 320pp.
Printer: The Whitefriars Press Ltd
Price: 4/6d.
Number: PK55
Series No.: PK55
Title: TORRIE
Author: A. and E. Johnson
Illustrated: by Pearl Falconer
Cover design: by Susan Einzig
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Date Published: January 1966 [printed date: 1965]
Pages: 192pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 4/6d.
Number: PK56
Series No.: PK56
Title: TO CLEAR THE RIVER
Author: John Berrington
Cover design: by Peter Forster
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Date Published: June 1966
Pages: 176pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 3/6d.
Number: PK57
Series No.: PK57
Title: THE HOUSE OF THE FOUR WINDS
Author: John Buchan
Cover design: by Roy Spencer
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Date Published: February 1966 [printed date: 1965]
Pages: 240pp.
Printer: C. Nicholls and Co Ltd
Price: 4/6d.
Previously published as No. 1137 in May 1956
Number: PK58
Series No.: PK58
Title: WHEN THE LEGENDS DIE
Author: Hal Borland
Cover design: by Peter Farmer
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Date Published: February 1966 [printed date: 1965]
Pages: 240pp.
Printer: C. Nicholls and Co Ltd
Price: 4/6d.
Number: PK59
Series No.: PK59
Title: THE KING OF THE BARBAREENS
Author: Janet Hitchman
Cover design: by Douglas Lee Travis
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Date Published: February 1966
Pages: 240pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 4/6d.
Number: PK60
Series No.: PK60
Title: THE GLEAM IN THE NORTH (A Sequel to the Flight of the Heron)
Author: D. K. Broster
Cover design: by Shirley Hughes
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Date Published: November 1968
Pages: 288pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 5/-
Number: PK61
Series No.: PK61 (Science Fiction)
Title: THE BEAST MASTER
Author: Andre Norton
Cover design: by Douglas Lee Travis
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Date Published: May 1968
Pages: 192pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 4/-
Number: PK62
Series No.: PK62 (Science Fiction)
Title: LORD OF THUNDER
Author: Andre Norton
Cover design: by Douglas Lee Travis
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Date Published: May 1968
Pages: 192pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 4/-
Number: PK63
Series No.: PK63 (Science Fiction)
Title: TALES OF SCIENCE FICTION
Selected: by Brian N. Ball
Cover design: by Peter Barrett from photographs by the U.S. Information Service
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Date Published: May 1968
Pages: 176pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 4/-
Number: PK64
Series No.: PK64
Title: A VICARAGE FAMILY - A Biography of Myself
Author: Noel Streatfield
Illustrated: by Shirley Hughes
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Date Published: September 1968
Pages: 224pp.
Printer: Cox and Wyman Ltd
Price: 5/-
Number: PK65
Series No.: PK65
Title: THE CONSTANT NYMPH
Author: Margaret Kennedy
Series editor: Kaye Webb
Date Published: May 1969
Pages: 304pp.
Printer: Hazell, Watson and Viney Ltd
Price: 37½p 7/6d.



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