How to Build a New World, W. Heath Robinson and Cecil Hunt.
This copy of How to Build a New World is not dated but is likely to have been published around the time WW2 ended.
This book is full of Heath Robinson’s wonderful cartoons depicting how the British could rebuild their world using old gas masks, barrage balloons, tanks, Anderson shelters and all the left-overs of war. The text is by the journalist, editor and novelist Cecil Hunt (1902-1954).
The book is a delight in that Cecil Hunt’s text captures the experience of the British as they readjusted after years of incendiary bombs, shrapnel, wardens, shelters and stirrup pumps. We feel that books such as this are an important part of our social history. It’s nice to see them preserved.
How to Build a New World is a hardback. No dust wrapper. Published by Hutchinson & Co. There is an inscription on the inside cover. The pages are clean and bright and packed with Heath Robinson’s distinctive cartoons.