His life and books
As well as his novels and press articles, Nat Gould also wrote and had published books which were described as "Annuals" .
The earliest of them is "The Sporting Annual" which was published in November 1900 by Everett and priced at one shilling. It was advertised as "The Sporting Annual for Sportsmen and Sportswomen at Home and Abroad No.1".
The volume was evidently intended to be the first of a regular series, but no later issues are known.
Other Nat Gould books described as being Annuals were published in 1903 and 1904 by Everett and from 1905 to 1915 by John Long. These however took a different form, each bearing the title of its main or only story, which was afterwards published as a novel in the usual way. They are as follows:
|1905||A Bit of a Rogue||Long|
|1906||The Pet of the Public||Long|
|1907||A Stroke of Luck||Long|
|1908||A Bird in Hand||Long|
|1909||The Pick of the Stable||Long|
|1910||Queen of the Turf||Long|
|1911||The Phantom Horse||Long|
|1912||Left in the Lurch||Long|
|1913||The Best of the Season||Long|
|1915||The White Arab||Long|
(1) The Week (Brisbane, Australia) 11 December 1903.
(2) Advertisement pages (page 13) in Bush Songs & Oversea Voices by A. Safroni-Middleton published by Long in 1914.