1920's NAIROBI - A FEW FUN ADS
After three weeks of riots and racial troubles in 1922 Nairobi, I thought perhaps readers needed a respite. For that reason I'm presenting you with a trio of ads taken from the Leader of British East Africa (April 8 and 22, 1922)
Have you ever thought of Gum as being “indispensable to athletes?” Wrigley’s made that claim in 1922.
And with claims of being “self-filling, self-cleaning” and “self regulating”, it’s no wonder this pen was touted as “Absolutely the pen.” But did it do your correspondence for you?
Of course, Jade had to deal with some forgeries in The Crocodile’s Last Embrace so it’s a shame that those around her didn’t make more use of this brand of ink which was “forgery proof.”
By the way, The Crocodile’s Last Embrace received a starred review by Publishers’ Weekly who called it “rip-roaring.” Romantic Times gave it 4 Stars and called it “Enormously fun” and Library Journal’s starred review stated “Do not miss this one.”
SPEAKING OF NEWS!
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Next week: More Nairobi news:
NOTE: These blogs are meant to give some insight into the life and times of my fictional character, Jade del Cameron. Jade’s mystery adventures take place in post WWI Africa. To date they are: Mark of the Lion, Stalking Ivory, and The Serpent’s Daughter, and The Leopard’s Prey, Treasure of the Golden Cheetah and THE CROCODILE’S LAST EMBRACE. An excerpt and information on ordering signed copies is available at the website: www.suzannearruda.com. Follow short updates on http://twitter.com/SuzanneArruda and on facebook to http://www.facebook.com/pages/Suzanne-Arruda-Mystery-Writer/165784103431688?ref=ts