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Penny Dreadful. Illustrated by T. R. Freeman. Hardcover – 1949

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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Geoffrey Cumberlege. Oxford University Press. (1949)
  • ASIN: B0050DJSZA
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,116,354 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By G. M. Phillips on 8 Jan 2014
Format: Hardcover
The Penny series of books starts with Penny Dreadful and ends with Penny Says Goodbye. Contrasting with most children's stories, Penny grows up during the series of books, and the books cover her entire time at school. Although Penny is a girl rooted in the 1950's, there is still a freshness and realism about the dialogue that is missing in the Enid Blyton style of book. Penny Dreadful is equally about Penny's older sister (Fizzy) who has left school and has started work in a bookshop. The later books only feature Fizzy as a minor character, alongside Penny's parents (her father calls her Ha'penny) It is worth getting decent copies of these books, especially with the attractive (original) dustcovers and illustrations by T Freeman. Penny's not quite a Richmal-Crompton-William style girl, but there is an air of cheek and ingenuity that makes the stories fun to read.
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