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Does anyone own Rebecca's World by Terry Nation?

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MajorMajor Wed 11-Jul-12 21:47:50

Long shot -
I have an old copy of this book from my childhood & was thinking about reading it to my two sons. I've just found though that it's missing the first 8 pages! (Most of chapter 1). Is there anyone who can help - give me an overview of what happens at the beginning? It's out of print otherwise I'd buy a new copy, but there does seem to be a CD out there so someone might be able to tell me what happens before Rebecca falls into the telescope?


Dropdeadfred2 Thu 06-Nov-14 22:59:17

I loved this...our teacher read it to us when I was 7...I recently bought the CD for my9 year old daughter..she loved it too

jaceli38 Thu 06-Nov-14 21:56:31

I'd never heard of this book till my mother in law bought it for 50p from a book fair a few years ago for my daughter (Rebecca). We read it and I think I enjoyed it more than she did actually, bit too young to understand it. On flipping through the book one night, I realised that not only was it in excellent condition for its age, it's a first edition signed by Terry Nation!!!! Cannot believe it was missed by the bookseller! A couple of similar ones were being sold on Amazon a couple of years ago for about £500.00!!! eek - rush to put it in a padded envelope!

Quangle Sun 29-Sep-13 14:23:31

Just reporting back that I just read Rebecca's World to DD (nearly 7). She absolutely loved it and cant stop talking about it. Best book ever, she says grin. Makes me very happy that we shared it..

FCEK Fri 02-Aug-13 14:31:32

Omg i lived this book and borrowed it from the library countless times. Must find a cheap copy

Patchouli Tue 30-Jul-13 22:28:52

Cor that's quite some bump smile

BaconAndAvocado Tue 30-Jul-13 22:19:16

Wow! Just seen Rebecca's post. Wonderful!!

BaconAndAvocado Tue 30-Jul-13 22:17:46

Yes I do! DH bought a copy for me as I loved it so much as a child.

It is very very special to me.

He got it from ebay for £25.

SconeInSixtySeconds Mon 29-Jul-13 20:22:09

I own a copy as I taught it as a text to my first ever class as a teacher in the year 2000. It is a great book, so funny and exciting. I loved reading it to them. smile

Quangle Mon 29-Jul-13 20:06:52

Gosh, v excited to see this thread again with a connection to the author!

Loved this book and am just biding my time till I introduce it to DD. I've made the mistake of introducing some of my favourites to her too soon (she's only 6 and didn't enjoy the first chapter of the Little Princess or the Animal Family so we have given up on those for now). She will love Rebecca's World when the time is right.

RebeccaNation Mon 29-Jul-13 03:44:38

Many thanks to all of you for posting your marvelous comments about the book! It's deeply touching to hear how many of you have enjoyed and loved the book over the years as I have. My father would have been be delighted to hear all your wonderful memories about it.

Should any of you have unanswered questions about Rebecca's World, please feel free to respond to me here, or at

I will endeavor to respond to as many inquiries as possible.



redrosette Sun 29-Jul-12 21:20:59

ahhhhhh, my favourite kid's book! I read it over and over and over. Can't wait to introduce it to my daughter.

amberm1998 Sun 29-Jul-12 20:30:29

im posting to say thanks, i am 14yrs old and slightly confused as to how i got onto this website but i signed up just to say thankyou! i read rebeccas world when i was 7yrs old, despite it giving me months of nightmares and me being terified to look at stars for a while just incase i end up stuck on one of them, i have been searching for it ever since. i didnt remember the title, only the basic story line and for 7 years i racked my brains, finaly, this morning i was giving googe another grilling when i stummbled across a picture of the cover, i recognised it instantly! for around 10 mins i just sat their staring at my computer screen and at one point i may have had tears! i wasted no time at all on purchasing a copy but i was having trouble finding one at a practical price, i spent another 4 hours combing through websites (i agree it was a waste of a lovely sunday and now i have a terribe headache from staring at the computer screen!) but lo and behold i found this one! i found a great link instantly and had purchased myself a copy within 5 mins, thankyou so much for your help, the book ment so much to me as it was read to me by my grandma sad i absolutly cant wait until 1-3 days time when my long awaited package will have arrived!! x

moonblushtomato Wed 18-Jul-12 20:12:53

Yes I've got a copy!! DH got me a copy from ebay for £25ish, I think, for my 40th birthday.

I loooooved it as a child, though haven't got round to re-reading it. Its currently nestling in my "Special Things" box.

drjohnsonscat Tue 17-Jul-12 09:44:40

The one with the Larry Learmonth illustrations is the one to look out for I think.

JinnyClaypole Mon 16-Jul-12 23:38:45

Oh I have a charity shop copy of this, thought I'd get rid of it is it wasn't as creepy as I remember it being (it really weirded me out as a child). Off to find it and ebay it tomorrow...

IamtheSnorkMaiden Mon 16-Jul-12 23:17:44

I've been after a copy of this for years but it's too flippin' expensive.

We had it read to our class at school in the 80s and it's stayed with me. Great book.

AbigailAdams Sat 14-Jul-12 21:05:15

This was one of my favourite books too. Thanks for reminding me.

peggyblackett Sat 14-Jul-12 21:01:09

I had a copy, which was kept at my nan's. I loved it. Unfortunately it has gone walkabout to her local charity shop I suspect. I will treat myself to a copy when I return to work.

MajorMajor Sat 14-Jul-12 20:57:00

I'm happy if I've reminded people of this brilliant book....enjoy

saintlyjimjams Sat 14-Jul-12 17:13:33

Oh this was one of my favourite books as a child. I must still have it somewhere. Will have to dig it out for the boys..

suburbandream Sat 14-Jul-12 17:02:24

So pleased I found this thread! I loved this book as a child, it was the very first book I read in a day and I read it over and over after that. I'd been thinking about getting it for the DCs but couldn't find it anywhere, I've now ordered it through Abe Books, thank you trumpton grin

trumpton Fri 13-Jul-12 23:53:16

Abe books have it in CD and book format.

trumpton Fri 13-Jul-12 23:51:06

My ^^^^ didn't work^^ sad

trumpton Fri 13-Jul-12 23:50:01

see my post of 13.35 Friday 13th about abebooks. grin

stigofthelump Fri 13-Jul-12 19:39:32

Wow can I just say, a huge thank you all for this thread, for years I have had a strong memory of a book I borrowed from the library when I was a girl. All I could remember was a girl called Rebecca and something about trees in a weird land. Nobody has ever known what I was on about until now!
Such a shame its out of print, I will have to get hold of it somehow smile

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