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    Look and Learn Incorporating Ranger Magazine [#417, January 10, 1970] (1/6d, 40pp, cover by Angus McBride)
    • 2 · You Write... · [The Readers] · lc
    • 3 · The Man and the Moment: First Across the Channel · Anon. · ar
    • 6 · The Castaways: The Long Ordeal of William Mann · Anon. · ar
    • 8 · Animals-Man’s Inspiration: Frogs, Flippers and Frogmen · Anon. · ar
    • 9 · Warriors in White: The Father of Medicine · Anon. · ar; illustrated by J. Millar Watt
    • 10 · Looking Into Science · Anon. · cl
    • 12 · What Do You Know About... · Anon. · qz
    • 13 · Words & Music · Angus Hall · cl
    • 14 · In the Days of Our Forefathers: Days of Daniel Defoe · Anon. · ar; illustrated by R. S. Embleton, [?]
    • 16 · Plants at Work · Anon. (by C. L. Duddington) · cl
    • 16 · Eat, Drink and Be Merry!: Roman Revels · Anon. · ar
    • 18 · The Argonauts: The Centaur · Anon. · pi
    • 19 · Card Index of Knowledge · Anon. · cl
    • 23 · The Story of Soccer: The £1,000 Sensation · Anon. · pi
    • 24 · Rebellion!: The Revolt of the Slaves · Anon. · ar
    • 26 · The Making of America: The Bad Old Days · Robin May · ar; illustrated by Angus McBride
    • 28 · The Master Builders: Le Corbusier Craftsman in Concrete · Robin May · ar
    • 30 · What Shall We Do with the Moon? · Anon. · ms
    • 33 · Men and Machines: Tokaido’s Racer · Anon. · ar; illustrated by Wilfred Hardy
    • 34 · Wildcat Wayne · Anon. · cs; illustrated by Martin Salvador
    • 35 · Rob Riley · Anon. · cs; illustrated by Stanley Houghton
    • 36 · The Trigan Empire · Anon. · cs; illustrated by Don Lawrence
    • 38 · Looking at Locomotives · Anon. · cl
    • 38 · Fun with Fiddy · [Misc.] · ct; illustrated by Roland Fiddy
    • 39 · Passport to Adventure · Anon. · cs
    • 40 · For Valour: Fighting the Flames · Anon. · ar; illustrated by Eric R. Parker


    Look and Learn Incorporating Ranger Magazine [#418, January 17, 1970] (1/6d, 40pp)
    • 2 · You Write... · [The Readers] · lc
    • 3 · The Man and the Moment: Sir John Moore at Corunna · Anon. · ar; illustrated by C. L. Doughty
    • 6 · The Castaways: Stranded in the Pacific · Anon. · ar
    • 8 · Warriors in White: Galen-God of the Gladiators · Anon. · ar; illustrated by J. Millar Watt
    • 9 · Animals-Man’s Inspiration: The ’Sound’ of Radar · Anon. · ar
    • 10 · Looking Into Science · Anon. · cl
    • 12 · What Do You Know About... · Anon. · qz
    • 13 · Words & Music · Angus Hall · cl
    • 14 · In the Days of Our Forefathers: The Rich and the Poor · Anon. · ar; illustrated by Angus McBride
    • 16 · Eat, Drink and Be Merry!: Feasting with Fingers · Anon. · ar
    • 18 · The Argonauts: In the Land of the Tyrant · Anon. · pi
    • 19 · Card Index of Knowledge · Anon. · cl
    • 23 · The Story of Soccer: The Day They Burnt the Goalposts · Anon. · pi
    • 24 · Rebellion!: The Massacre of 1798 · Anon. · ar
    • 26 · The Making of America: For the Godly-and the Gamblers · Robin May · ar; illustrated by Angus McBride
    • 28 · The Master Builders: Thomas Telford-the Man of Iron · Robin May · ar
    • 30 · The World of Stamps · C. W. Hill · cl
    • 31 · People in Hiding · Modwena Sedgwick · ar
    • 33 · Men and Machines: The Rebel Air Force · Anon. · ar; illustrated by Eric R. Parker
    • 34 · Wildcat Wayne · Anon. · cs; illustrated by Martin Salvador
    • 35 · Rob Riley · Anon. · cs; illustrated by Stanley Houghton
    • 36 · The Trigan Empire · Anon. · cs; illustrated by Don Lawrence
    • 38 · Looking at Locomotives · Anon. · cl
    • 38 · Fun with Fiddy · [Misc.] · ct; illustrated by Roland Fiddy
    • 39 · Passport to Adventure · Anon. · cs
    • 40 · For Valour: Who Killed the King? · Anon. · ar; illustrated by Eric R. Parker


    Look and Learn Incorporating Ranger Magazine [#419, January 24, 1970] (1/6d, 40pp, cover by C. L. Doughty)
    • 2 · You Write... · [The Readers] · lc
    • 3 · The Man and the Moment: James Watt and the Steam Revolution · Anon. · ar
    • 6 · The Castaways: Marooned on Scorpion Isles · George Beal · ar
    • 8 · Warriors in White: A Bright Light in the Dark Ages · Anon. · ar; illustrated by J. Millar Watt
    • 9 · Animals-Man’s Inspiration: Knights in Shining Armour · Anon. · ar
    • 10 · Looking Into Science · Anon. · cl
    • 12 · What Do You Know About... · Anon. · qz
    • 13 · Words & Music · Angus Hall · cl
    • 14 · In the Days of Our Forefathers: A Charter for the Workers · Anon. · ar; illustrated by Angus McBride
    • 16 · Eat, Drink and Be Merry!: No Fun in Food · Anon. · ar
    • 18 · The Argonauts: The Gamble for a Throne · Anon. · pi
    • 19 · Card Index of Knowledge · Anon. · cl
    • 23 · The Story of Soccer: “Dream Goal” Wins Cup Final · Anon. · pi
    • 24 · Rebellion!: The Rebel Queen Who Defied the Might of Rome · Anon. · ar; illustrated by C. L. Doughty
    • 26 · The Making of America: Overland to the Pacific · Robin May · ar; illustrated by Angus McBride
    • 28 · The Master Builders: The Eighth Wonder of the World · Robin May · ar
    • 30 · The World of Stamps · C. W. Hill · cl
    • 31 · The Secrets of a King! · Modwena Sedgwick · ar
    • 33 · Men and Machines: Operation Chariot · Anon. · ar
    • 34 · Wildcat Wayne · Anon. · cs; illustrated by Martin Salvador
    • 35 · Rob Riley · Anon. · cs; illustrated by Stanley Houghton
    • 36 · The Trigan Empire · Anon. · cs; illustrated by Don Lawrence
    • 38 · Looking at Locomotives · Anon. · cl
    • 38 · Fun with Fiddy · [Misc.] · ct; illustrated by Roland Fiddy
    • 39 · Passport to Adventure · Anon. · cs
    • 40 · For Valour: The Royal Red Cross · Anon. · ar; illustrated by Eric R. Parker







    Lucky Star and Peg’s Paper [#547, September 4th, 1950] (C. Arthur Pearson, 3d, 20pp, 9.75" x 11.5")
    • 2 · Cancelled Wedding · Anon. · ss
    • 3 · Editorial · [The Editress] · ed
    • 6 · Through My Window · Anon. · vi
    • 7 · They Made Her a Queen [Part 1 of ?] · Anon. · sl
    • 9 · Ask the Family Doctor · Anon. · cl
    • 10 · Her Sister’s Sin: A True Story · Anon. · ss
    • 13 · Named in the Divorce [Part 1 of ?] · Anon. · sl
    • 14 · Harvest Home · Mary Moore · ms
    • 16 · Welcome Home, John · Anon. · ss
    • 19 · Answering Your Letters · Mrs. Mary Holmes · cl


    The Magnet Library:    (about)
    Publisher: Amalgamated Press.
    Run: 15 Feb 1908-18 May 1940 (1683 issues).
    Incorporated into: Knock-Out Comic (comic).
    Frequency: Weekly.
    Format: 20pp small tabloid.
    Price: ½d / 1d from 1910 / 1½d from 1918 / 2d from 1922.
    Editor: Percy Griffith [1908-11]; Herbert A. Hinton [1911-16, 1919-21]; John Nix Pentalow [1916-19]; C. Maurice Down [1921-40].
    Assistant/Sub-Editors: Herbert A. Hinton [1908-11]; Charles M. Down [?-1914]; G.R. Samways [1914-17, 1919-21]; William Pike [1915-17]; Hedley O’Mant; Noel Wood-Smith [1920s]; Reginald S. Taylor [1933-36]

    Comments: Famous for its stories of Billy Bunter and Harry Wharton & Co. which appeared under the byline of Frank Richards; the characters were the creation of Charles Hamilton, who wrote over 1,380 of the Richards yarns. The Magnet was the centrepiece of the A.P.’s Companion Papers, which also included The Gem.

    Further Reading: The Magnet Companion (London, Howard Baker Press, 1971); The Concise Magnet Companion by George Beal (London, Howard Baker, 1986, expanded as The Complete Magnet Companion (Surbitan, Surrey, Quartermain Press, 1996).











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