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24th December 1961. 'The Owl of the Remove'.

Billy Bunter first arrived on the scene in an unpublished work in the late 1890s and was said to be derived from three people known by his originator Frank Richards (real name Charles Hamilton), who died Today in 1961. 454 more words


Billy Bunter versus the Suffragettes

This November I’ll be giving a talk on the wartime Magnet comics to the Being Young in World War One conference in Manchester. I’ll be arguing that the comics had a nuanced approach to the war, remaining firmly patriotic while suggesting that the demands of war should not make people forget the civilised decencies of peacetime. 841 more words

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