Farnell Teddy Bears (Hardback)
  • Farnell Teddy Bears (Hardback)
zoom

Farnell Teddy Bears (Hardback)

(author)
£19.99
Hardback 192 Pages / Published: 30/05/2010
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
The family firm of J K Farnell & Co Ltd occupies a position of unparalleled importance in British soft toy history, firstly because it was the very first British toy company to manufacture teddy bears, and also because it created the actual bear that inspired A A Milne to write the Winnie the Pooh stories. Yet impressive as those facts undoubtedly are, they comprise just a small fraction of the fascinating Farnell story. Founded in the Nineteenth century, for decades J.K. Farnell & Co Ltd was the most respected and influential soft toy manufacturer in Britain. Thanks to the superior quality of its products, the company experienced enormous commercial success at national and international level - even in Germany, home to its biggest rival, there was great demand for Farnell products. Surviving economic depression, devastating fire, the ravages of World War II and other traumatic events, the company kept going until fundamental changes in the British toy market forced its closure in 1970. Since then, the Farnell name has been forgotten by all but a dedicated band of teddy bear enthusiasts and the true story of this pioneering British firm has fallen into obscurity. Now, thanks to Kathy Martin's intensive research, the facts about J K Farnell & Co Ltd and its fabulous teddy bears are revealed in this informative and entertaining book.Kathy Martin has collected teddy bears for over twenty years and is one of the world's foremost authorities on the subject. She is the Editor of The Teddy Bear Annual, former Editor of Teddy Bear Scene and resident teddy bear expert with Collect It! Her knowledge of this popular subject also makes her much in demand on radio and TV. Kathy's last book for Remember When was Merrythought Teddy Bears. John J Lamb - A former American homicide detective, since retiring John J. Lamb has turned his hand to writing highly successful mystery novels set in the world of collectable teddy bears. His third novel, The Craft Teddy, centres around the theft of a precious Alpha Farnell teddy bear.

Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781844680665
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 717 g
Dimensions: 246 x 172 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Golden Age of Science Fiction
Added to basket
Bugatti T and Its Variants
Added to basket
Great Northern Railway Gallery
Added to basket
Decoding the Bayeux Tapestry
Added to basket
1918
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
The Wreck Hunter
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
Painting Wargaming Figures
Added to basket
Auschwitz and Birkenau
Added to basket
1918
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
The Eighth Army in North Africa
Added to basket
Yorkshire's Secret Castles
Added to basket
Photographing the Fallen
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.