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Boys' Friend Library

Entry updated 20 June 2022. Tagged: Publication.

Imprint of the London-based Amalgamated Press, mostly reprinting fiction from The Boys' Friend and other Boys' Papers – such as Champion, Chums, Gem, Magnet, Nelson Lee Library, The Modern Boy, Pilot, Pluck, Ranger and Rocket – in paperback form; there were also some original titles and reissues of original Children's SF novels from other publishers. The first Boys' Friend Library series began in 1906, initially with 144-page volumes but for the most part extending to only 120 pages (70-75,000 words). The second series, running from 1925 to 1940, seems to consist wholly of Chapbooks (less than 100pp) using very small print so that a 96-page example might contain some 60,000 words of text. Boys' Friend Library contributors with entries in this encyclopedia are listed below. [DRL/SH]

see also: Captain Justice.

Boys' Friend Library authors


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