Webb, Kaye (Ed.).


1st ed., Thus, 1985. 288 pp., numerous photo-ills., + ills. D.j., 20 x 14cm. FINE. The little brother of Picture Post, Lilliput was a popular magazine which still sums up the spirit of the times. From the very first issue in August 1937 it faced up to the fact that its readers were living in a time of deadly peril, but from the start it also combined serious stories and articles with cheerful good humour and even a degree of naughtiness. This is a compilation, by the assistant editor from 1941, from the magazine’s war years that reflects the sort of mixture found in every issue, including superb cartoons, a generous ration of the famous photographic ‘doubles’ and even a sampling of the artistic nudes that were one of the reasons for Lilliput’s huge popularity among armed forces.

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