On’y Tony’s Circus

On’y Tony and his little godmother went for a riding tour on Exmoor and Tony was promised the most marvellous present of his life and became for one night a performer in a travelling circus.

Publishing history
Country Life, London, 1936, illus Barbara Turner
Reprinted Junior Country Life Library, 1940
Reprinted 1949

“[On’y Tony] and his little godmother went for a riding tour on Exmoor and Tony was promised the most marvellous present of his life and became for one night a performer in a travelling circus. In that circus was Bell, the nastiest and crossest little girl in all the world. At first Tony did not like her at all, but later on they became great friends … Her only brother, the Dragon, had been sent to a hated school and she was lonely without him.”

The On’y Tony Series
On’y Tony
On’y Tony’s Circus
On’y Tony and the Dragon

Other editions

Many thanks to Dawn Harrison for the first edition photo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brenda Spender