Friday, April 6, 2012

The Purple Pagoda - Betty Roland

From Girl Annual #4 an eight page story written by Australian writer Betty Roland  (22 July 1903 – 12 February 1996) and beautifully painted by Englishman Charles Paine. They also collaborated on The Rajah's Secret for Girl Annual #5. Originally published by Hulton Press in 1956. Hulton were taken over by Longacre in 1960 who in turn were subsumed by IPC Magazines in 1964.

Images copyright IPC Magazines or possibly Warner Brothers.


Unknown said...

Omg my favourite story in the whole while when I was a little girl! Thanks so much for posting it ;)

James said...

Amazing. It is also my mothers favourite story from her childhood, and her name was Mary Cosgrove!