Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Another doll that will kill us all

This little girl has been stopped dead in her tracks by the sight of Larry the Layabout, an adult-sized rag doll from Elsie Burch Donald's Book of Creative Crafts (Octopus Books, 1978).

Yes, Larry is wearing your father's clothes. Yes, you're right, Mummy never was quite herself after Daddy went to live in Wimbledon with that au pair.

The Book of Creative Crafts suggests, "If a change of gender is preferred, just omit the moustache". Three cheers for the 1970s!

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