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Oh, it's your lucky day! Because it's time for more BUNTY!

Unfortunately these are pretty bad scans (so unusual from me) because they are from a 1966 annual; I cannot fit the thing into a scanner. Please try to love them anyway.

I have comprehendable stories for you, I have "unusual" art for you, I have story summaries that give a impression of the premises that were used to make engaging stories for girls in Britain in 1966! GRAB BAG.



First I have 1/3 of a four-page story. Dividing four pages into three parts and only posting one is very trying when you need to get a story across; Bunty tends to use a three-high page layout which makes it a bit easier but I will do my best to fill in the blanks. I really hope some publishing company DOES reissue these old comics, because doing all this snipping for a comic that doesn't seem likely to ever see a money-making release is a bassad.

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..Charming.

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She gives some quite useful home-hairdressing advice (I have used it), but then says to be sure that getting a professional cut is always worth it! A good businesswoman, but a helpful friend too, whattagal.

UNFORTUNATELY, Mandy is called to the house of Mrs Singh, the mother of two of the pupils in today's seminar.

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Bad news: Mrs Singh's husband has "ordered" that their daughters' hair must be kept long and up-done for "many years yet".

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Mandy takes Anna away and teaches her how to fake long hair. It's perfect! Hurrah! Subterfuge is GO!

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He figured it out because no-one thought to clean the hair off the sofa. Mandy gets to stay for dinner! Everything's ohhhhh-kayyy.

Question: as representation of British Sikhs in 1966, is this good middling bad or neutral?

Think on that whilst you enjoy this story that I do not care about except for a) imagining it's Hellcat and b) Patsy are your knees feeling okay?

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Story three features an introduction blurb that's just a little bit patronising;

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And a story that hinges on a probably-regressive stock plot that I L-O-V-E love -

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The "this girl has a fever, you MUST get this thing that she so desires to be done, DONE". Enid Blyton used it all the time. Why do I like it so much?? Maybe it's the only leverage that a schoolgirl has; I need help with this or I may DIE. But done without self-pity.

Anyway, the grandpa climbs the tower at night, gets stuck, and Mandy climbs up to save him. The little girl is overjoyed with the photo. Hurray, again!

Story four:

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She's a typist but she just LOVES SPORTS SO MUCH! That it makes her constantly late and distracting to the other typists.

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But who'd have thought??

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I adore the way that Bunty and her sisters constantly pander to the desire to be a model/actress/fashion designer/celebrity/ballet dancer but also constantly undermines dreams of fame and delight by going on about how annoying it is to have to behave/be primped/do hard work/not be running about all the time. It's half exasperating, but so charming. Stuck in a quagmire of good examples!

I have one more story for you, but first here are some of the stories I chose not to scan for ya. I can though. If you like.

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Last story:

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A wee girl needs to buy her mother a present, and wants to sell some blue tulips to earn money for it.

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She promises to ask her boss, Mrs Wilson, when she returns. But Mrs Wilson is all "Blue tulips don't even EXIST!", so Patsy goes to visit Mona to see if she can find proof of their reality.

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The bombsite used to be.. The Dutch Consulate!!

And who does she find with Mona but MISS FOX, OWNER OF A RIVAL FLOWER SHOP? Miss Fox, that sly wench, is trying to cheat Mona out of her blue tulips by using adult wiles and a child's understanding of money. Patsy scolds her something fierce.

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What a wonderful present for Mona's mother! Awww. And the world has blue tulips - what could be better?!


Aaaaad that's that. That's worth a shilling, or whatever people used for money in 1966, right?

Date: 2012-03-30 06:16 pm (UTC)
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Early 80s. They weren't bad...they just weren't this good.

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