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Friday, 3 February 2012

swot like mad

Every Girl's Story Book (The Avenue Press, circa 1938)

My mother's cousin, Ellen Fenton, was presented with this book as a reward for good attendance by the Aintree (Liverpool) Salvation Army Corp in 1938.
     Ellen was later killed in the Blitz at the age of 16 or 17. My mother has a vivid memory of her body laid out on the dining room table, and of the dirt pressed into the back of Ellen's hand by the crumbling masonry that killed her.

Every Girl's Story Book
The Avenue Press,
Drury Lane, London, W.C.2

Stolen! A Scholarship was written by May Wynne
(The illustration on this page is by Lillian Buchanan)

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