Tuesday, 8 March 2016

World Distributors Ltd UK

World Distributors Ltd .                                                                                         During 1950 they were reprinting various Digest books from the USA . Publications like Quarter, Exotic and Ecstasy were finding their way across the pond and being published in paperback form for the book loving Brits .
The artwork never suffered and the books are beautiful and show some UK class with bright cover art and decent quality paper being used throughout .

They have no numbering system (no suprise for a UK publication) so I have placed them order as they were printed in the US (this might not be correct but it's the best I can do for now)

I have only been able to make the list due mainly to the adverts on the back covers of each edition which shows in each case three more titles that you could purchase by WDL .

Here we go and it's off to Manchester in the good ol' UK !

1 - Bed Time Girl - James Clayford - 1st published 'Quarter Book' # 19 - 1949.

Art by Fred Claude Rodewald

Bed Time Girl (Back cover)

2 - Unfaithful - Luther Gordon - 1st published 'Quarter Book' # 22

Art by Fred Rodewald

Back Cover 'Unfaithful' 
3 - Passion's Mistress - Luther Gordon - 1st published 'Quarter Book' # 24.
4 - Respectable Harlot - James Clayford - 1st published 'Quarter Book' # 26 .


Art by Fred Rodewald
Back Cover 'Respectable Harlot'
5 - Naughty Virgin - Luther Gordon - 1st published 'Quarter Book' #33
6 - Pleasure Girl - Luther Gordon - 1st published 'Quarter Book' #34.
7 - Ecstasy - Luther Gordon - 1st Published 'Quarter Book' # 35.
8 - Wolf Trap Blonde - 1st Published 'Quarter Book' # 38.


Art by George Gross

Wolf Trap Blonde (Back Cover)

9 - Frenchy - Harmon Bellamy - 1st published 'Quarter Book' #39.


Art by Bill Wenzel

Back cover 'Frenchy' 


10 - Vera Is A Tramp - Gerald Foster - 1st published 'Quarter Book' #43
11 - Sin Child - Norman Bligh - 1st pulished 'Quarter Book' #47
12 - Burlesque Queen - Russell Higgins - 1st published 'Quarter Book' #49
13 - Wild Passion - Watkins E. Wright - 1st published 'Quarter Book' #51 - 1949
14 - Pushover - Joan Sherman - 1st published 'Quarter Book' #59 - 1950



15 - Room And Dame - Gerald Foster - 1st published 'Quarter Book' #60



Back cover 'Room & Dame'
16 - Careless Virgin - James Clayford - 1st Published 'Quarter Book' #61
17 - Buy My Love - Perry Lindsay - 1st Published 'Exotic' # 12/1949.
18 - Paula Has A Price - Perry Lindsay - 1st published 'Ecstasy' # 01/1950
19 - Passion's Slave - Gene Harvey - 1st published 'Exotic' # 02/1950
20 - Harlot In Her Heart - Norman Bligh - 'Ecsatsy' #03/1950.



Back Cover 'Harlot In Her Heart'
21 - Three Men And A Mistress - Florence Stonebraker - 1st published 'Exotic' 06/1950.

Art by George Gross

Back Cover '3 Men & A Mistress'
22 - Thrill Girl - Gene Harvey - 1st Published 'Exotic' 10/1950.

Thrill Girl - Art by George Gross

Thrill Girl - Back Cover - 1950

Well that's all the info I have so far . If you have anymore titles or any more info please let me know.

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