Saturday, 25 August 2018

C. George Archer’s Punningly Titled Oeuvre

C. George Archer’s Punningly Titled Oeuvre: Object Post 83

Source? George’s fertile brain
Significance?  It gave George a chance to display his puns in public
Fate? No doubt displayed at 13 Moon Street, Bandinangi
Appeared in? The Bandinangi Books
Author's Inspiration? I’ve always liked punning titles and books with patterns

I was eating a jam sandwich when I saw Dad’s new book on the table. It was called Bow Jest.

C(arey) George Archer was the son of Charles and Blossom Archer, husband of Mellie, and the father of Justin, Rachel and Jeremy. Also sharing his household were his parents-in-law John and Juliana Case, their son Harrington and Harrington’s fiancée Lorelei. There was also Peabrain the dog, Venus the Vegetable Vampire and Freda Fiend Fern. This large and lively household was one reason George wrote so many books.
He favoured punning titles, which included Arrow of Fate, Feather to Fly With, Shot from a Bow, Bullseye!, Longbow, Target! and Bow Jest. He was also responsible for at least one play, Cupid’s Arrow, which featured in the book One Weird Week. George’s books never reliably hit the best seller lists, but he put a lot of work into them, and what with translations and various reprint editions, he had enough to make an impressive shelf.

C. George Archer's oeuvre appears in the Bandinangi Books.


Sally is Sally Odgers; author, anthologist and reader. You can find you way into her maze of websites and blogs via the portal here.(Sally is me, by the way.)

The goal for 2017 was to write a post a day profiling the background behind one of my books; how it came to be written, what it's about, and any things of note that happened along the way. 2017 is well behind us, but I ran out of year before running out of books. As of June 2018 I STILL hadn't run out of books, but many of those still to come are MIA by which I mean I don't have copies and remember little about them. There are more new books in the pipeline, and I'm certainly showcasing those, but in between times, I'm profiling some of my characters, places and objects. Thank you so much to everyone who's come along on this journey so far!

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