General tidy up, loads of broken links fixed, removal of search facility and ABE affiliation. I'm intending to rewrite the site to make it more modern, but at least it loads incredibly quickly.
May 11, 2008
Changed affiliation from abebooks.com to abebooks.co.uk. ABEbooks.com have switched to using DoubleClick, who are incapable of dealing with sites from the UK. I am UK based, and I don't want to get commission cheques in dollars. So my apologies to US users of this site - if you click through to ABE, you'll see UK prices.
Jan 7, 2008
Expanded the reference to the film Lili on the Love of Seven Dolls page.
Also added a link to the earlier story on which it was based, The Man Who Hated People.
Dec 13, 2007
Added a recently-acquired letter.
Dec 7, 2007
Added a reference to and picture of the recently published version of The Snow Goose.
Also added a new photo of both of the Spike Milligan Snow Goose LP's.
May 16, 2005
Added a reference to a song by Tom Bliss, inspired by The Snow Goose. Also added a link about Tom Bliss.
March 13, 2005
Slightly reorganized the links page, and added a new link to an article on Answers.com about Paul Gallico.
September 19, 2004
Added a reference to Bombardier in the Miscellany page; also improved the scans of a few other items on that page.
March 20, 2004
Added a little more about the film of The Snow Goose in the FAQ page.
March 20, 2004
Added a link to the Bestsellers Database, and a link to a fantastic entry within the database on Mrs 'Arris Goes to Paris. I know I did this once before back in September 2002, but the database temporarily vanished....
February 1, 2004
With help from Xenu's Link Sleuth, tidied up all the broken links.
January 14, 2004
Added an improved scan of the US edition of Manxmouse.
November 23, 2003
Added a couple of links on the links and Miscellany to an interesting article discussing Gallico's sports writing. My thanks to Jeff Malmgren, the author of the articles, for permission to link to this.
Also, in deference to several correspondents, I have been a little less harsh in my review of Adventures of Hiram Holliday...!
November 3, 2003
Added a link to the Poseidon Adventure fan club site.
September 20, 2003
Added a reference to Stephen Murray's musical composition inspired by The Snow Goose.
September 13, 2003
Changed the layout in general - new title and signature in top right. Comments, please?
September 9, 2003
Improved the review of Jennie to clarify the US title (The Abandoned). Thanks to Gail for pointing this out to me.
August 23, 2003
Reorganized the Miscellany page, and added the Ballantine Ale advertisment.
July 7, 2003
Added a complete new page containing letters from Paul Gallico.
June 8, 2003
Added images of the UK paperbacks of The Silent Miaow and Honourable Cat.
May 3, 2003
Added a few bits about The Snow Goose: the music by John Ritchie; the availability of the Sir Peter Scott illustrations as prints; Storm's Child, a show based on the story; and the puppet adaptation.
April 25, 2003
Added information on all book pages and the biography about how to link to them.
April 6, 2003
Added a couple of minor items about The Snow Goose.
March 9, 2003
Removed the "no title bar" layout - never really liked it !
February 1, 2003
Added a link to some more detailed information about the musical Carnival!
January 23, 2003
There is now a more attractive entrance to the site for first time visitors.
January 19, 2003
Added some information about the original version of Love of Seven Dolls.
January 15, 2003
This site is now affiliated to Abebooks and I've tidied up the links accordingly. (April 2021 - not any more)
January 5, 2003
Corrected a few broken links.
December 24, 2002
Added a bit more information (and corrected the date) about the anime of Manxmouse.
November 10, 2002
Removed a couple of links that no longer work, and added a question to the FAQ about the film of The Snow Goose.
September 10, 2002
Added a link to the Bestsellers Database, and a link to a fantastic entry within the database on Mrs 'Arris Goes to Paris.
July 29, 2002
Added a couple of images of the films of The Poseidon Adventure and Verna - USO Girl.
Also added a reference to an anthology containing The Small Miracle.
Also corrected a couple of links.
July 4, 2002
Added a contribution by Doug Lobdell about The Man Who Was Magic - thanks!
June 22, 2002
Changed a link - Bob Gallico now works for Ireland Live Television.
June 4, 2002
Added a rather nice story from a correspondent about the Herbert Marshall/Joan Loring LP of The Snow Goose.
April 28, 2002
I've bought a new scanner! So I've taken the opportunity to re-scan a few of the books. In particular, the US edition of The Silent Miaow now looks quite reasonable.
April 3, 2002
Added a link to a fascinating site about the Armed Services Editions.
April 2, 2002
Added an image of the Armed Services Edition of Farewell to Sport.
Is it really three months since I last updated this? I've been a bit busy, but still...
January 8, 2002
Added a not-altogether-complimentary review of Beyond the Poseidon Adventure.
January 5, 2002
Added a new FAQ about the Ed Welch/Spike Milligan Snow Goose LP.
December 27, 2001
Now on your first visit, the site asks you to select whether you want the UK or US first page, and remembers next time you come.
December 16, 2001
Added a small warning about the simplified Snow Goose educational edition.
December 6, 2001
Appropriately enough for this time of year, added a bit about The Lost Christmas on the Miscellany page.
December 2, 2001
The search facility is working again.
December 1, 2001
The US front page now contains pictures of the US editions.
November 16, 2001
Added a bit about Rhayader, a one-movement orchestral piece by Eric Funk inspired by The Snow Goose.
November 8, 2001
Added an alternative front page with an image of the US editions.
November 4, 2001
Added a bit about The Personality of the Cat.
October 26, 2001
Moved whole site to new domain.
October 20, 2001
Added an image of the books on the front page.
Also added a picture of the "other" Lou Gehrig edition.
September 26, 2001
Added an image of the Armed Services edition of Adventures of Hiram Holliday.
September 8, 2001
Added information about the Saturday Evening Post containing the Snow Goose for the first time. My thanks to Arlene Falge for her assistance in getting hold of this magazine.
Also added an image of the illustrated paperback edition of The Man who was Magic.
August 31, 2001
Removed the bit about the 1911 film of The Poseidon Adventure. It's a hoax. (Also removing egg from face!)
August 29, 2001
Added more information and an image of the audio book of The Snow Goose.
August 26, 2001
Added links within each of the Mrs. Harris and Jean-Pierre books to the others in the series. Also added the Mrs. Harris books to the Books by Category menu.
August 23, 2001
Changed the search link from Bookfinder to abe books. I like Bookfinder, but I like ABE more, and I've only just found out how to do the single-click search!
August 4, 2001
Added an image of the US edition of The Day Jean-Pierre was Pignapped - the last missing book image.
Also added new information on the Miscellany page, about the Gallico Column books and The Fifth Factor.
My thanks again to Geoff Phillips for supplying the scans and information.
Also a bit of a redesign of the whole site, to make it slightly more
friendly for smaller screens. It is now possible to get rid of the title bar
from the main menu, freeing up more of the screen for information; also all
internal links to Home or
Paul Gallico Home Page will go to the
non-title bar home page.
Also added a link on all menus to the search engine.
July 29, 2001
Added a bit about the "other" first edition of Lou Gehrig: Pride of the Yankees. My thanks to Geoff Phillips for the information.
June 28, 2001
Added a page about the special edition of Miracle in the Wilderness.
June 5, 2001
Added a search engine, courtesy of
May 30, 2001
Added a bit about collections which include The Snow Goose.
Also added the Can you help me? page.
May 8, 2001
Added an image of the US edition of The Story of Silent Night.
May 3, 2001
Added to each book page. Just click on the logo to search for the book!
April 30, 2001
Added a bit about the TV series of Adventures of Hiram Holliday.
Also extended the section about fencing in the Miscellaneous section.
April 15, 2001
Checked and updated the links.
April 6, 2001
Added an image of the US edition of The Day the Guinea-Pig Talked.
Added an image of the US edition of Honorable Cat.
April 4, 2001
Added a pretty poor image of the US edition of The Silent Miaow. My scanner just couldn't make any sense of the colour of the cover...
March 28, 2001
Added an image of the US edition of Miracle in the Wilderness.
Also added an image of the O. Henry Prize Stories of 1941 in the Miscellany section; The Snow Goose was one of these prizewinners.
March 24, 2001
Added images of the US edition of Manxmouse (with a bit about availability) and Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Moscow.
Also added Fun in the Rough into the Miscellany section.
March 20, 2001
Added an image of the US edition of Scruffy.
Also added another section to the books by category menu
March 16, 2001
Added an image of the US edition of The House that Wouldn't Go Away.
Also added a short paragraph about Gallico's magazine articles in the Miscellany section.
March 7, 2001
Added images of the US editions of Love, Let me not Hunger, The Man who was Magic, The Day Jean-Pierre went round the World, and The Day Jean-Pierre Joined the Circus.
Also added a reference to They Made it in America in the Miscellany section.
February 22, 2001
Redesigned the layout of the book pages.
Added an image of the US edition of Matilda.
Also added a new FAQ.
February 13, 2001
Added a paragraph about Bob Gallico in the Miscellany section.
January 30, 2001
Added a review of The Snow Goose by Jenny Campbell - thanks!.
January 29, 2001
Added an image of the US edition of The Hand of Mary Constable.
January 24, 2001
Added a link to some songs based on the poems in Honourable Cat. My thanks to Barry Spencer for pointing me to this.
January 16, 2001
Added images of the US edition of The Hurricane Story and Beyond the Poseidon Adventure.
December 11, 2000
Added images of the US edition of The Steadfast Man, Mrs. 'Arris goes to Parliament and The Zoo Gang.
December 1, 2000
Added image of the US edition of Thomasina.
November 23, 2000
Added links to a couple of newspaper articles about professional wrestling.
November 10, 2000
Added a link to Reader's Refuge.
Also an image of the US edition of Snowflake - which bears a startling similarity to the English one!
November 6, 2000
Added a link to AllReaders.com.
November 2, 2000
Added a mention about the (lack of a) film of The Man Who Was Magic. My thanks to Julie for pointing this oddity out.
Also added a mention of the film of Manxmouse
October 7, 2000
Added an image of the Ed Welch/Spike Milligan Snow Goose album.
October 6, 2000
Added an image of the US edition of Coronation. Also reordered the Films and Shows index.
September 28, 2000
Took away the frame borders. Don't know if I prefer it or not, but it's a change!
September 27, 2000
Added a reference to the film Next to No Time.
September 26, 2000
Repaired a few links that were a bit broken.
September 16, 2000
Playing with Cascading Style Sheets. Changes to the headings and all the menus. Please let me know if anything stops working on your browser!
September 13, 2000
Added a warning about the Hallmark edition of The Small Miracle.
September 12, 2000
Added a short discussion about the dustjacket of The day Jean-Pierre was Pignapped. My thanks to Lucy at Bookline for the information, and for not selling me another copy!
September 9, 2000
Added an image of the US version of Too Many Ghosts; also added more information.
August 28, 2000
Added a reference to the 1911 Poseidon Adventure.
August 5, 2000
Added The Best of Paul Gallico.
August 1, 2000
Revamped the links page.
July 22, 2000
And still more about The Snow Goose - a mention of the fact that the Victor Young LP was originally produced in the forties on 78rpm records.
Also an error in my review of the book - it's set in Essex, not Lincolnshire...how did I make that mistake?
July 15, 2000
Yet more about The Snow Goose - this time about the 1990 CD.
July 14, 2000
Added a new link for a Gallico magazine article.
July 13, 2000
Added a new question to the FAQ page.
Added new images of the US editions of Mrs. 'Arris goes to New York and The Foolish Immortals.
July 6, 2000
Slightly rearranged the menus, and expanded the feedback section.
June 28, 2000
Added a little more discussion about The Snow Goose - the audio book and the Ed Welch album.
June 24, 2000
Added link to a site about the Zoo Gang TV program.
June 22, 2000
Added discussion and image of A Fire in the Sky.
June 21, 2000
Added discussion of the mid-fifties LP of the Snow Goose.
June 13, 2000
Added image and discussion of Dames Spell Trouble on the Miscellany page.
June 5, 2000
Added an image of Gallico Magic; also expanded the discussion. I now have either a UK or US edition of all Paul Gallico's books - or in some cases, both!
June 1, 2000
Added an image of the US edition of Trial by Terror; also added a reference to the film The Big Operator.
May 25, 2000
Added an image of the US edition of The Small Miracle; also expanded the discussion.
Added a link to a Web discussion forum which has a Paul Gallico thread.
May 23, 2000
Added a paragraph about Gallico on Sport, the paperback edition of Farewell to Sport.
May 13, 2000
There is now a separate page for feedback.
Also added a bit about the TV film Verna: USO Girl.
Also added a couple of famous quotes by Paul Gallico in the miscellany section.
Also a couple of new links.
May 5, 2000
Added image of US edition of Ludmila.
May 2, 2000
Added image of The Abandoned.
April 30, 2000
Confessions of a Story Teller was listed as a separate book to Further Confessions of a Story Writer - but they are really just UK and US editions of the same book. Also added a reference in the Miscellaneous section to On Fencing by Aldo Nadi.
April 27, 2000
Replaced image of Farewell to Sport with a new one - I now have a copy with a dust jacket!
April 22, 2000
Added images of the illustrated editions of The Snow Goose and The Small Miracle; also added a few images on the front page.
April 12, 2000
I got bored with the old blue backgrounds. I'm not entirely satisfied with the new look, either, but it's a start.
April 11, 2000
Added images for the US editions of Three Legends, The Poseidon Adventure, and The Boy who invented the Bubble Gun.
April 6, 2000
Added a small FAQ. It will grow as necessary.
March 15, 2000
Added a link to an article about St. Francis of Assisi.
March 10, 2000
Added information and picture about Golf is a Friendly Game.
March 7, 2000
Added reference to Peter Gabriel's Snowflake album.
February 28, 2000
Added Christine's review of Love of Seven Dolls.
February 19, 2000
Added images of US editions of some books (The Snow Goose, Mrs. 'Arris goes to Paris etc), and titles to images.
February 9, 2000
Added image of Further Confessions of a Story Writer.
Expanded discussion of the three Confessions... books.
February 8, 2000
Added What's New page.
Added David Loftus's comment about The Man who was Magic.
December 1999 to Jan 2000
Modifying layout, adding images, generally lots of work to do on it after feedback from friends.
The first (as far as I can tell) Paul Gallico site on the web now exists.
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