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Great-Grandmama's Weekly: A Celebration Of The Girl's Own Paper 1

Great-Grandmama's Weekly: A Celebration Of The Girl's Own Paper 1880-1901 - Wendy Forrester

Guildford & London: The Lutterworth Press, 1980, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine.

Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates; Black & White Plates; Black & White Drawings; Musical scores;

From the cover: “Here is a vanished age, recaptured through the pages of a remarkable magazine. First published in January, 1880, price one penny, The Girl’s Own Paper proved to be a success from its earliest days; and in its prime, at the close of the nineteenth century, over a quarter of a million readers bought the new issue each week. Wendy Forrester re-creates the magazine in all its energy and liveliness: Its Editor, whose personality shaped it; Its contributors, from a daughter of Queen Victoria to the young W. B. Yeats; And its readers — peers’ daughters and shop girls, vicars’ nieces and housemaids — ranging from six-year-olds to grandmothers, and scattered from Czarist Russia to the Australian Outback. This delectable book evokes the sights and sounds, the beliefs and opinions, of a supremely fascinating era.”


Size: 10¼" x 8". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 176 pages.
£10.50
Great-Grandmama's Weekly: A Celebration Of The Girl's Own Paper 1