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The key site for information, and indeed about children's books and collecting, is the Australian site: Collecting Books and Magazines.
They have a specific page for Reginald Alec Martin relating to the Kemlo and the Pocomoto books.
On this page you will find extracts from the email(s) referred to in the biographical notes on this site.

Many of the original book covers are illustrated and there are articles on the two most popular series that Reginald Martin wrote; Kemlo under the pen-name E C Eliott and Pocomoto under the name of Rex Dixon.

This Australian site is a wealth of fascinating information for those interested in books and magazines and has been a stimulus for research, and for the creation of other sites, since it began way back in 1997.
Please Note - the 'Chief Cook' of the Collecting Books and Magazines site is not me - we're just both called John !

For anyone with an interest in Children's books and magazines - there's another excellent resource - the 'Yahoo' C B and M Group
It's simply a collection of interested people - but you can send an email and everyone considers it - answers queries etc. A wonderful resource. Very soon I shall drop a line to announce the site and ask for scans, info, error spotting etc.
To join the group - you don't need to get actively involved - but it's interesting to watch the flow of queries etc, take the link.

You could also join the Yahoo Children's Series Fiction group - run by Jim Mackenzie which has the mammoth intention of listing all series fiction titles, providing plot summaries and illustration all the first editions of all the British children's series fiction in the 20th and 21st centuries - and I think he'll do it !
To join take the link.

Science Fiction Sites

Two sites which have been particularly useful:

The Science Fiction Encyclopaedia


The Internet Speculative Fiction Index

Phil Stephensen-Payne's site Galactic Central is the one where Mike found the page on Western Monthy magazines with some of the Hank McCoy books featured.
It's a remarkable collection of material and will keep you fascinated for hours. Hopefully I may be able to 'borrow' the use of some of the magazine covers to use on the books' pages where relevant, but meanwhile there's a link on each page where an issue of the magazine has a Martin story.

Peakirk Books

Heather and Jeff Lawrence of this friendly and helpful book dealers have kindly sent me (Feb 2012) colour photocopies of the dustwrappers of three Kemlo books they have for sale, for which we are most grateful.
They are a reliable and honest business - known to many collectors of children's and ther books through their appearances at regular PBFA bookfairs around the country.
They specialise in old children's and illustrated books, detective crime fiction and the poetry of John Clare.
Their contact details are as follows:



Tel: 1328 829944 (24 hour answerphone if not available).

Cherry Tree Lodge,
Guist Bottom Road,
Norfolk NR21 0AQ

If you want to see how this site might develop please call at John's sites on Monica Edwards and Malcolm Saville.

This page is part of the Reginald Alec Martin Website. To enter this site by the front door, click here.
Text copyright John Allsup and Mike McGarry
created 24th July 2011
Last updated 26th May 2013