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I remember feeling sorry for a friend whose more-middleclass-than-us parents bought The Children's Newspaper but banned comics. I'm sure even back then most children preferred the Bash Street Kids to colophons! I dodubt I would have swapped my Bunty!


Sorry, doubt. Why do I always notice the typo a second too late?


Yes, colophons - a bit recondite, perhaps!
At least they had Molesworth sometimes.


I've just read Callmemadam's post. Actually, those serials sound rather good - and who wouldn't like a food parcel from Canada!


I'd forgotten that post! It was later reprinted in Folly magazine and in the following issue someone said I was quite wrong about the history, so don't take that as gospel. (I was working from internal evidence :-))

I enjoyed So Much to Tell and I think I reviewed that, too.


I'm enjoying it very much though I haven't reached the real meat (the Puffin years) yet.



Margaret Powling

I was very fortunate that I was brought up by parents who had the village newsagent's shop, and therefore had a super time reading everything I could lay my hands on, provided I kept it clean. As well as that I had my comics, Girl and School Friend, and also my favourite magazines (Ideal Home and Homes & Gardens ... yes, even as a child I loved décor mags!), and then Honey magazine when that started out in the late 1950s/early 1960s. But I also had Young Elizabethan (it later became, after my time of reading it, just Elizabethan. It was a bit dry, but I liked the readers' letters and Molesworth of course, chiz, chiz, chiz (unless you have read Molesworth that will be meaningless, and it's still meaningless even if you have read Molesworth!)
As copies of this mag are as rare as hens' teeth, I began at one time to wonder whether there really had been such a magazine that I looked forward to each month, and then I managed to buy three copies on Abe. But they were expensive and when I saw them I was just slightly disappointed. They really were very boring indeed! As for the children's newspaper, I didn't bother with that at all!
Margaret P


I do remember Honey magazine. It seemed so glamorous.


How interesting, Margaret!
(Happily, Molesworth lives on on Twitter: )


Judging by these covers ( ) it must have been.

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