Various: The Girl's Own Paper, December 1931.

Various - The Girl's Own Paper. December 1931. 11" x 8¼", 74pp inc. covr, magazine. The extra pages are additional Christmas advertising, including a 4pp RTS book list. Contents: Crosswords; Competetion results for October, '31; Our Post Bag; Victory Pie by Margaret Gibbs (complete short story); Nancy-Rose by Dora Olive Thompson, illus. Gordon Browne (chapters 7-10 inc. of a continuing serial); Pearl Essence by Elsie Coldfall (short); Names in China by A. O. Stott; Before the Christmas Party by Barbara Adams (beauty tips); Number Five the Pussery by E. M. De Foubert, illus. John De Walton (chapters 5 & 6 of a continuing serial); Sourires [smiles] (short, in French); Something about Toadstools by M. H. Crawford; Is This the Career for You? by Ivey F. Sewell (short, ideas); Difficult Flora by Lydia S. Graham (as in a girl, not plants, complete short story); Thirty-seven (the number and tricks with it, very short); Ye Plumme Pudding by M. L. Stollard (history); Founders of Wat End School by Theodora Wilson Wilson (sic), illus J. R. Burgess (continuing serial); Intarsia: The Latest Way to Decorate White Woodware by Ida Todd; Three Nines (more number tricks, very short); Margaret's Piano by Mabel J. Chambers (complete short story); How Santa Claus got his Name by Noel Firth (short); Roses in December by D. E. Albrighton (thought for the day type of thing). Adverts. Illustrated with a colour cover (front girl carrying small dogs at railway station, back Sharp's Toffee add.) and within the text with monochrome drawings and the odd photograph. The individual magazines are more interesting than the annuals because they contain adverts, competitions and the full letters section; they are also considerably more scarce.

Cover 'dusty' with slight edge-wear; lover 2¾" of back/spine join splitting; previous owner's name pencilled at top of front cover; couple of margin doodles on back cover; crossword completed; 1 add partially coloured, words of another add partially coloured; words of one title partially coloured; edges a little 'grubby'; a good, generally clean copy.

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