Welcome to the blog for Lighthouse Books, ABAA. My name is Michael Slicker. We are a family-owned and operated antiquarian bookstore that has been open 40 years, located in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. Please have a look around the blog. Bookmark us or subscribe to an RSS feed so that you will be alerted when we make updates. Please follow the links to our spot on AbeBooks and our online bookstore for listings of some of what we have available. Thank you for visiting us online. You can visit us in person at 1735 First Avenue N in downtown St. Petersburg. We specialize in rare books, unusual books, antique maps, vintage photographs and more.
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Lighthouse Books, ABAA 1735 First Avenue North Saint Petersburg, FL 33713 United States (727) 822-3278
Friday, July 18, 2014
Horler created Brit hero Tiger Standish
It is the birthday of British thriller writer Sydney Horler (1888), whose novel Tiger Standish (1932) introduces a tall, ugly-handsome, two-fisted hero cast in the Bulldog Drummond mold. Standish was a freelance British counter-espionage agent with a penchant for rescuing damsels in distress and meting out justice to dastardly criminals. He is a pipe-smoking member of the British upper class with a manservant, and a cat named Richard the Lion, to whom he confides his inner thoughts. Standish was popular in Britain in the 1930s and 1940s. Horler wrote 157 novels, many of them featuring Standish. He also wrote several nonfiction books, including London’s Underworld (1934), which he spent a month researching in the city’s high crime neighborhoods.
Our specialties include Floridiana (Florida History, Florida Authors, Florida Related Ephemera), American History, Literature of the South, Military History (including, but not limited to, Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, Vietnam, Korean War), Children’s Literature, Maps, Leather Bindings and Rare & Unusual items.
We also have a wide variety of general stock, including a large Landscape/Gardening section, a great selection of Christian/Church History/Bible Study titles, Beat Literature, and much more. Please browse our extensive category list.
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