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At last! My opportunity to better myself ...
on 23 September 2007
As a child of the 60s, the second comic my parents regularly bought me was 'Treasure'. (The first was 'Bimbo', believe it or not.) As far as I can recall, 'Treasure' was about 90% cartoons and captioned picture stories, and 10% big, offputting chunks of text.
On the other hand, my next-door neighbour Peter Whitfield subscribed to 'Look and Learn', which seemed to be pretty much the opposite: 90% text, and a token 10% cartoons. Whenever I was round at his place, I only ever bothered to read the cartoons. He eventually won a place at Cambridge, by the way, and I might reluctantly admit that 'Look and Learn' might have sown the seeds of his eventual academic success.
But now, 40 years on, I'm going to get my own back. Forget the kids -- this book's for me! Brilliant illustrations, bite-size chunks of information, and the truth as it was viewed in the 1960s. Now where's that university entrance form?