Claire Rosemary Jane, Children's Author.
 
Book details

The first of an intended series about the two cars of the title, Carol and Mickey, owned by the fictitious Townsend Family, the book is believed to be the first children's fiction book ever published in the United Kingdom to feature actual cars still in production. The stories are often based on events which have actually happened. The stories are in fact geographically and historically accurate, and the stories of the series are also chronologically accurate.
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The first book contains four stories ; "Carol Corsa and her family", "Carol goes fruit picking"; "The Angry Tractor"; and "Mickey Morgan". A further 32 stories have been written in the series so far; contact the publishers regarding future publications. The book is illustrated throughout by Robert Hutchinson, with accurate and colourful pictures. Future stories include: "Carol Corsa is poorly"; (about the fear of being ill); "Carol goes to the seaside"; (Carol first hears about competitive hillclimbing); "Mickey Morgan"; (How Mickey, damaged by his previous owner, is restored); and "Carol goes to Hospital" (How Carol feels helpless, but learns that she could help after all).
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The books were available from Barnes and Noble in the USA, and selected bookshops in the U.K; also from the Morgan Motor Company, and direct from the publishers. Suggested specific outlets include WH Smith, Malvern; Taunton and Birmingham branches, Ledbury Bookshop, Herefordshire, Beacon Bookshop, Malvern, Worcestershire; Beverley Bookshop, Beverley,Yorkshire: Advance Bookshop, Lincoln; Powneys Bookshop, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, Linghams Booksellers, West Kirby, all of these shops have stocked the book at some stage, for a more complete list see "outlets" (click on this link). Please e-mail Claire at the address on this page if you wish to update the list....
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Claire Rosemary Jane, photographed in the crown of the Statue of Liberty, New York Harbour, New York,
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