A trip through EJO
page is part of
BOOKS and MAGAZINES,
Blue Mountains, Australia
SERVING COLLECTORS SINCE JULY, 1997
Elsie Jeanette Oxenham published 87 books
and numerous short stories for girls during the first half of last century. Most of them
were set in England but a few were set in Wales, Scotland, Switzerland and France. Here
are the places in Scotland that we have found so far. We hope you enjoy
"visiting" the places you have read about so often.
The locations that appear in RED
actually exist. If you would like to know exactly where each is, go to Multi Media Mapping and enter the name. A
map will usually appear on your screen.
Additions and corrections welcome
at all times.
At the beginning of Selma at the Abbey we are
taken on 2 trips by boat from Glasgow. Here are a views of places along the way. Most of
the Scottish books are also set in this area.
Left - Inverkip,
where Selma's family lived, also featured in Secrets of Vairy. Below - view of the Firth of Clyde from Gourock
Above - another view from Gourock
Left - Loch Long, Patch's loch from
Secrets of Vairy
mentioned in several of the books.
Arrochar at the head of Loch
Secrets of Vairy
Left - Knockderry Castle (Vairy),
Right - Morven Morven
and Mull separated by the Sound of Mull - Holiday Queen.
Three views of
Loch Long - Holiday Queen & Secrets of Vairy
Three old postcard views of Rothesay
(from Holiday Queen) as Elsie would
have known it, and a modern aerial photo.
The cover of an old guidebook titled "Doon the Watter" Selma pronunciation in
Two views of Loch Long and Arrochar
OF EJO BOOKS
Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire -
& Merseyside - Other Counties
- Overseas - Scotland
- Sussex & Surrey - Wales
- Yorkshire &
for where to buy Abbey books.
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