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Tiny Tears and First Love A Celebration of Two Classic Baby Dolls Hardcover – 28 Oct 2005

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Virtual Valley Publications (28 Oct. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0952769913
  • ISBN-13: 978-0952769910
  • Product Dimensions: 24.4 x 16.8 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 846,043 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Susan Brewer has been writing for around thirty years. For many years she wrote fiction for various women's magazines, before being asked to write about collectables and antiques. Nowadays, she particularly specialises in post-war dolls, but is interested in many other kinds of small collectables. As well as books, Susan regularly writes for magazines, including 'Best of British'. She is now writing fiction again, in addition to her magazine work and also has more than a passing interest in natural history.

Her books, mostly published by Pen and Sword, include 'Collecting Classic Girl's Toys', 'History of Girls' Comics', 'Classic Playground Games' , 'British Dolls of the 1950s', 'British Dolls of the 1960s', 'Collecting Autographs', 'Famous Character Dolls', 'Tiny Tears and First Love; A Celebration of Two Classic Baby Dolls', 'Cornish Shallowpool Dolls', 'Mike's Bike'. Recently, a humorous story, 'Nelly's Knickers' was issued in paperback following its Kindle sucess. Another light-hearted novel, 'Birds, Beasts and Ben' was published in both paperback and on Kindle in May 2014. 'Nelly makes a Bloomer' is due to be published in May 2015.

At present she is working on an id guide to popular dolls, due to be published in the summer of 2015, and which will later be followed by a similar id guide to teen dolls.

In addition to the books mentioned she is author of a series of booklets, amongst them: 'History of the Christmas Fairy Doll', 'Doll Showcase Discovers Amanda Jane', 'Cleaning and Caring for Dolls', and 'Doll Showcase Discovers Hornby Flower Fairies'. These booklets are available to order through booksellers.

Three collections of Susan's short stories are now available on Kindle: 'Twisty Ends and Tangly Tales' 1, 2 & 3. Also on Kindle is an historical fantasy/romance entitled 'Tintagel Fantasy.'

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 8 Jan. 2006
Format: Hardcover
As a new collector of the First Love dolls, and owner of Tiny Tears, I was dubious about the book, mainly because of the price. However I was very pleased with it as it has lots of illustrations of dolls and accessories, and is written in short, easy to read, paragraphs, bringing back all sorts of memories. Most doll books are American, so it is a pleasure to find one on baby dolls from Britain
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Frances Youel on 30 Jan. 2007
Format: Hardcover
excellently researched and well written, essential reading for all collectors and devotees of Tiny Tears and her brothers and sisters.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By 'Dolly Girl' on 15 July 2008
Format: Hardcover
I have just purchased this book and as a tiny tears collector I consider it to be indispensable.
It is full of colour photos which along with the detailed text make identification so much easier.
There are close up images of makers' marks, eyes, hands and feet, as well of photos of outfits particular to each version of doll.
It is a good quality, easy to read book and of a manageable size 18x25cm.
I thoroughly recommend this book.
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By C. Stanton on 16 Jan. 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I collect tiny tears and have one first love doll so I thought I would purchase the book to compliment my collection.
It is full of pictures which is great and I suppose it does fulfil what it says on the front cover - but my very first teeny tiny tears is not in it at all, she is a made in england doll, and i had her in about 1968 - she has the American looking face and small hard body but I cannot find any info about her at all, I thought this book might have given some insight into her manufacture. But as previously said, lots of lovely photos and for a doll collector it is a nice thing to have.
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