Magazines for boys and girls
When we stayed at 9DR, we were the lucky subscribers of magazines for boys and girls: Tini had Bunty, us boys Eagle, then Lion and Eagle (I fancy we even had a short try at Tiger), and Noël has also sent me photos of another one, called Teddy Bear, probably intended for younger readers, but we don't remember who. The issues arrived at Auntie Olive's, because some front or back pages have the carbon indication "7 Derwent" written on them. And Mum tells me we also had them sent to France. These subscriptions (1969, 1970 approx) must have lasted perhaps two years - we used to have quite a pile of Lion & Eagle stacked in the loft at Bonnebosq, at one stage. Apparently they have now fallen into disrepair and Noël says only a few of good quality remain.
Here are the Bunty reproductions (sent courtesy of Swanton Road associated press):
As for Lion & Eagle, I used to follow especially the stories of Sylvester and the Touchstone, The Iron man, Archie, Zip Nolan (spot the clue!), Oddball Oats and of course Mowser the princely furbag! But the magazine's covers in themselves were interesting:
Those of you who know L & E will remember: each week you had this kind of enigmas: "What would you do?", and inside there was the answer:
Here are some reproductions of the above-mentioned well-loved pages (courtesy of Moyaux Press Ltd):
Here are some more of Mowser, the priceless puss!
Here is a view of the Teddy Bear magazine (Noel tells me he thinks they belonged to Auntie Olive):
But below is a card which Monsieur Père had sent, explaining that the Teddy Bear issues were intended for us boys. He's also mentioning the trial of Eagle!
I've also found these, some paintings by artist Peter Rocklin representing the comic, along with some other period-related paraphernalia!
(Hope you won't mind my posting your beautiful work, M. Rocklin!)
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