Honor Blackman’s Book of Self-Defence

Isn’t this just the greatest set of book covers you’ve ever seen? And they’re all real! Honor Blackman really did release a book about self-defence and she did so properly, using the Judo skills she developed at London??s Budokwai dojo, and teaming with wrestler Joe Robinson and his brother Doug, a judo champion and black belt in karate. I love that Penguin released a version of this, complete with terrible cover photo!

Honor Blackman's Book of Self-Defence

Honor Blackman's Book of Self-Defence

The book is basically full of images of Honor dispatching men, often in situations like this one:

Honor Blackman's Book of Self-Defence

You can find plenty more about the book via Retronaut, Abe Books and this Retro Badass post.