What with this week's papal proceedings, I thought I'd post pics of this bonkers children's book from 1971. The author/illustrator, a minor TV celebrity in the 1960s and 70s, went on to write the odd book... increasingly odd; these covered guides to London cafés or the public restrooms of Paris and New York to compendiums of hangovers and disasters. Due to Routh's self-confessed inability to paint faces and fingers, each of his five books for children focus on nuns or Queen Victoria. You might say he made a habit of it.
• Jonathan Routh, The Nuns go to Penguin Island, 1971, Methuen