David Rands has kindly shared with readers of the Victorian Web his site about the life and works of W. B. Rands, the prolific writer of children's literature and originator of The Boy's Own Paper. Readers may wish to consult this site for more information about this little-known figure who had an immense influence upon Victorian children. [GPL]

There was an old man and he had an old gun,
And he went to a cake-shop, and aimed at a bun;
The bullet it shot the old baker's old cat
"Stop thief!" says the baker, "Why, what are you at?"

Last modified 21 August 2005