Scott Langley, Nina

Nina Scott Langley (9th Feb 1980 to 21st Nov 1964) was principally an animal painter and illustrator.  She is perhaps best known in the canine world by her many illustrations for the standard work on dogs, Hutchinsons' Book Of The Dog.

In 1928 she had a show at the prestigious Walker Gallery in London.  She also designed some landmark posters for the London Underground Group.  Some of her dedicated and famous canine works included Dogs from all Angles. She worked in collaboration with several others.  Today her poster work can be seen in the London Underground Museum.  We are grateful to her great-niece Gemma K Rooney for her assistance in providing this information.
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Clever Mr Twink, 1953 (Freda Hurt)The first Mr Twink book by Freda Hurt, published in 1953 by Epworth Press at 7s. 6d. in hardback. This book was never reprinted in hardback form, and the price was later reduced by way of a sticker on the front flap to 3s. 6d.

A paperback version, published by the Koala imprint of Epworth Press, was issued in 1962 to coincide with the publication of the final title in the series, Mr Twink and the Cat Thief. A paperback version was also produced for the Australian market.

Jacket illustrations by Nina Scott Langley.

ReproJacket #10-A-1, size 190.3x430mm.
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Mr Twink and the Cat Thief, 1962 (Freda Hurt)Jacket illustrations by Nina Scott Langley.

ReproJacket #18-A-2, size 189.9x430mm.
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Mr Twink and the Jungle Garden, 1960 (Freda Hurt)Jacket illustrations by Nina Scott Langley.

ReproJacket 16-A-1, size 190.3x430mm.
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Mr Twink and the Kitten Mystery, 1958 (Freda Hurt)This seems to be the most difficult title of the series to find. The jacket flaps have an increased half-inch margin compared to the other titles, presumably a production error.

Jacket illustrations by Nina Scott Langley.

ReproJacket #14-A-1, size 190.5x453mm.
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Mr Twink and the Pirates, 1959 (Freda Hurt)There's another dangerous situation for the animals in the village, as a nautical monkey encourages them to leave the village for foreign climes. But Sergeant Boffer and Mr Twink ensure that common sense prevails at the last minute.

Jacket illustrations by Nina Scott Langley.

ReproJacket #15-A-1, size 190.2x427mm.
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Mr Twink and the Pirates, US edn 1959 (Freda Hurt)
US edition?? Well, it seems that Epworth Press thought that Mr Twink might go down well in America, so they produced some review copies to be test-marketed by Roy Publishers of New York. No textual changes were made, and a pet named Nigger retained that unfortunate appellation, so the project was somewhat ill-conceived. Whether or not any copies made it to the readers of America is not known.

Jacket illustrations by Nina Scott Langley, of course.

ReproJacket #162-A-1, size 190.2x428mm.