Das Herz der Julia Köster- The Heart of Juliet Jones

I’ve been clearing out my Mother’s house and found  a lot of very tatty love stories in German. They’ve all been put in recyling as they are too tatty to do anything with, but by accident I spotted one I’d thrown for recycling which opened up at a very familiar page.

Just so nothing is wasted and in case someone is researching Stan Drake’s creation, here are the three pages of Stella-Roman Bd. 377 (‘Band’ meaning ‘issue’) which I guess appeared in the 1970s as that’s when my Mum was likely to have got these! But it’s a guess! Stella Roman means ‘Stella Novel’ but I discovered there was a person called that too – who’d have known!

According to the Grand Comics Database the story Das Herz der Julia Köster was published in German in 1953 by Walter Lehning Verlag. And if you want the English version see Classical Comics website for some fantastic stories and artwork.

 

Stella Roman Band 377

Stella Roman Band 377

Das Herz der Julia Köster

Das Herz der Julia Köster

Das Herz der Julia Köster

Das Herz der Julia Köster

Das Herz der Julia Köster

Das Herz der Julia Köster

 

The other thing that piqued my interest was the following novel “Die Zeit mit Leon” by Willo Davis Roberts, “a novel of love and secrets”  and published by Erich PabelVerlag  in Germany in June 1973. The bit cropped off the top says “Der Spannungsroman für Frauen” (mystery fiction for women). The original American title was “The Devil Boy”. Why did I notice this particularly, the cover. It so looks like a DC comic cover from the seventies but which one?

 

Gaslichtroman #51

Gaslichtroman #51

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Leslie Caswell again!

I love doing this blogging. Take a look at the comment section of this post on Leslie Caswell:

Louise Gibson wrote:

My father, who served in India during WW2, had his portrait painted by Leslie Caswell. Dad died last year aged 93. I love the painting. And I chancing my luck asked if she’d be willing to share the picture….and soon after, this arrived in my Inbox. Many thanks Louise, it certainly is a great piece!

Jack Blackburn 1944 by Leslie Caswell

Jack Blackburn 1944 by Leslie Caswell

I promised to upload it with some new discoveries in Home Notes, so without further ado…..

“Dear Stranger” by Jane Causeway was adapted over several weeks and these three illustrations come from Home Notes 19 July, 26 July and 2 August 1956, the latter being the end of the adaptation (I don’t have earlier issues to say when it began). Interestingly the only other work by Causeway I can find is a Woman’s Weekly Library magazine, “Search for a stranger” (# 940 in the series), published by Fleetway Library, London, England, 19 March 1973.  The story was published in 63 Pages. A bookseller helpfully lists this as a line: “Why was it that, whatever she did, wherever she went, her mind always turned back to Adrian?”. Adrian doesn’t appear in any of the three parts of the “Dear Stranger” story but maybe Causeway changed the names! This is one mystery I won’t be worrying about.

However the author’s achievements appear to be few on the Internet.  the British Library only lists the same book as Amazon-  Search for a stranger. London : Hale, 1971. But one strange thing is that RT Book magazine have a single listing which states: Jane Causeway a.k.a. Barry Cook. There is also evidence that Causeway wrote in Home Notes in 1957 but I can’t find anything else on either names.

 

 

Home Notes 1956 July 19 p11 - Leslie Caswell

Home Notes 19 July 1956 p11 – Leslie Caswell

 

Home Notes 1956 July 26 p11 - Leslie Caswell

Home Notes 26 July 1956  p11 – Leslie Caswell

 

Home Notes 2 August 1956 p11 - Leslie Caswell

Home Notes 2 August 1956 p11 – Leslie Caswell