This page is for people who are interested in books by, or about, things Mortlock
Experiences of a Convict is an autobiography by J. F. Mortlock, who was transported to Australia as a convict, in the mid 19th century. His conviction arose from a dispute with his uncle over his inheritance. As well as Australia, Mortlock spent time in Tasmania and Norfolk Island.
Murder at Mortlock Hall by Donald Dallas is an illustrated booklet aimed at young readers.
These books can sometimes be found on eBay.
Then there is D.P. Mortlock who wrote several guides to churches in Norfolk and Suffolk, England.
'The Flowing Bowl' co-authored by Geoffrey Mortlock and Stephen Williams, published by Hutchinson & Co. Limited, is undated, but appears to have hit the streets around 1950. This volume consists of 259 pages about alcoholic beverages. The contents range from references to alcohol in the bible, to verses by 20th century authors and poets. There are also British government statistics, recipes for cocktails and much more. The book does not take sides. There are passages praising alcohol as well as those condemning it. The book starts by quoting passages which imply that Noah may have been inebriated from drinking wine, while at the helm of his Arc.
Another eBay find, 'Lawyer Heal Thyself' was published by MacMillan in New York in 1960. According to the liner notes, Bill Mortlock is the pseudonym of the rising young London solicitor who was the author.
This is a story about a divorce lawyer who dispenses advice, which he himself seems to be powerless to follow. According to an internet search Bill's real name is Frederick Evelyn Mostyn.
Thanks to Rick Russell of www.sangraal-books.com for allowing me to use his ebay photograph of "A Planned Coincidence".
According to an information sheet in the book "Petition for Cruelty" which is a collection of short stories, written by Bill Mortlock in the 1960s and 70s, but not published until 1991, apart from the two novels listed above, he also published two texts "The Inside of Divorce" and "Marriage and the Law".
I also spotted this on eBay:-
"L. Annaei Flori Rerum Romanarum Epitome. Interpretatione & Notis Illustravit Anna Tanaquilli Fabri Filia, Jussu Christianissimi Regis In Usun serenissimi Delphini" - by Florus. Text in Latin.
Leather bound book of over 300 pages, printed in London, R. Clavell, H. Mortlock, S.Smith, in 1692. (other books of the era show the publisher as being "Henry Mortlock").
Thanks to Roman Kotchetkov for letting me use his photo and information here. Roman's antiquarian books and other items can be viewed on eBay at:-
Several publication containing the Herny Mortlock name mentioned "at the sign of the Phoenix in St. Paul's Church-Yard", an earlier publication was even more precise:-
"A RATIONAL ACCOUNT OF THE GROUNDS OF PROTESTANT RELIGION: BEING A VINDICATION OF THE LORD ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY'S RELATION OF A CONFERENCE, &C. FROM THE PRETENDED ANSWER BY T. C. WHEREIN THE TRUE GROUNDS OF FAITH ARE CLEARED, AND THE FALSE DISCOVERED; THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND VINDICATED FRON THE IMPUTATION OF SCHISM; AND THE MOST IMPORTANT PARTICULAR CONTRVERSIES BETWEEN US AND THOSE OF THE CHURCH OF ROME, THOROUGHLY EXAMINED. BY EDWARD STILLIINGFLEETE. B. D. LONDON, PRINTED BY ROB. WHITE FOR HENRY MORTLOCK, AT THE SIGN OF THE PHOENIX IN ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD NEAR THE LITTLE NORTH DOOR. 1665."
In a 1688 publication "The Council of Trent Examin’d and Disprov’d by Catholick Tradition In the Main Points in Controversie between Us and the Church with Rome” By Dr. Edward Stillingfleet the address at St. Pauls was supplemented with "and at the White-Hart at Westminster Hall".
This publication from 1711 shows that Henry Mortlock has now become H & G Mortlock.
A few years later a published sermon, showed the inscription "Printed for George Mortlock at the Pheonix in St. Paul's Churchyard in 1716.".
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Rev. Charles Bernard Mortlock (1888-1967), who was Treasurer and Canon of Chichester Cathedral from 1950 until his death, but had the Rectory of St Vedast, Foster Lane as his main address, he having spent the early years of his ministry almost exclusively in London. There is more about C. B. Mortlock in the article by Robert Griffiths, which can be downloaded from the Mortlock Family Tree page (the article is entitled "Chichester Mortlock carved in stone").
Inky Blossoms was first published in 1949 and is a collection of short essays. The essays are grouped into theme sections, London Pride, Canterbury Bells, Market Bunch, Travellers Joy, plus an introduction by Sacheverell Sitwell.