The Best of Girl: Sister Paper to EaglePaperback
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- Publisher: Prion Books Ltd
- Format: Paperback | 144 pages
- Dimensions: 260mm x 335mm x 13mm | 862g
- Publication date: 1 May 2012
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1853758329
- ISBN 13: 9781853758324
- Illustrations note: over 160 picture strips
- Sales rank: 1,440,295
For girls growing up in 1950's Britain, "Girl" was essential reading. Each week there would be another gripping installment of "Susan of St Brides - Nurse of the Year"; Lettice Leefe, the greenest girl in the school, would get herself into heaps of trouble; advice column "Mother Tells You How" would provide wise words on how to pack for a holiday weekend; "Concerning You" would reveal how to choose the most flattering spectacles and the Girl Picture Gallery of lovely paintings to cut out and keep would feature pin-ups of the day such as Humphrey Littleton and Princess Margaret, and a variety of delightful woodland creatures and garden birds. "The Best of "Girl"" is a fascinating window onto this hilariously wholesome bygone age of fine upstanding virtue for those too young to remember it, and a completely compulsive nostalgia trip for those who aren't.
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The British comic Girl, sister paper to the popular boys' comic Eagle, was published weekly from 1951-1964. It's most popular comics included "Angela Air Hostess", "Belle of the Ballet" and "Kay of the Courier", plus invaluable from "Pets Corner", "Charm School" and "Mother Tells You How".
Table of contents
Introduction; Letters Page; Thrilling New Serial Stories; Complete Adventures; Exciting Features; Royal Tour; Lettice Leefe; Girl Picture Gallery; Concerning You; Mother Tells You How; Girl's Special Series on Careers; Cookery Corner; What's Your Worry?; The Roving Reporter; Girl Tutorials; The Book and Films Page; People with Music; Personal Page; Your Pets; Girl Competitions; Adventure Corner; Girl Fashion.